Dragons’ Den

Articles and news on the entrepreneurs featured on the BBC show Dragons’ Den.

Business management

Dragons’ Den: In which a Dragon is vanquished – Season 18 Episode 10 review

This week’s episode saw the return of Theo Paphitis in the Den and Dragons stomping all over some small business hopefuls

Business management

Dragon’s Den: a lesson in how not to run a small business – review (S18, ep 9)

Alice Feilden reviews this week's episode of Dragon's Den, including a halt from Deborah Meaden to have her own chat with the wall

Success stories

Sara Davies of Dragons’ Den 7 tips for small business

Sara Davies, the latest investor on Dragons’ Den, began her company aged 21 while still at university. Today, Crafter’s Companion has become a £35m business. Sara shares 7 tips for other entrepreneurs setting out on their own


Piers Linney: ‘I was one of the first to do real tech on Dragon’s Den’

In the latest Small Business Snippets podcast, Anna Jordan meets entrepreneur and former Dragon, Piers Linney.

Business management

Entrepreneur Q&A: I think turning down the Dragons was the right decision

Andrew Nowell, founder of PitPat, talks about appearing on Dragons' Den and declining their investment offers.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘Going on Dragons’ Den fast-tracked business growth’

GripIt founder Jordan Daykin talks about starting a business at the age of 13 and securing investment from Deborah Meaden.


Dragon on the hunt for Britain’s youngest tycoon

Dragons Den's Peter Jones has started his hunt to find Britains youngest tycoon.

Startup Funding and Grants

Dragons’ Den Series 14: Takeaway tips for entrepreneurs

Here, Chloe Webber reviews the latest series of Dragons' Den so far, and discusses what business owners should take away from the fundraising experiences.

Business management

Rising Star: Kay Russell

Kay Russell emerged from the Dragons’ Den with £100,000 and the backing of Deborah Meaden, having won the fiery entrepreneur over with her reusable cooling bandages Physicool.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to survive the Dragons’ Den

Aside from the entertainment value, there are a number of valuable lessons to be taken from the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Here are the top five from Smallbusiness.co.uk.

Success stories

Rising Star: Simeone Salik of Blinds in a Box

67-year-old Dragons' Den contestant Simeone Salik drew Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan to the potential of her product Blinds in a Box, after appearing on the show.

Business management

James Caan: no limits

Star of Dragons’ Den and multimillionaire recruitment entrepreneur James Caan talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about the importance of SME finance and how Dragons’ Den has helped the UK economy.

Partner content

Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?