Dragons’ Den

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


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Tej Lalvani

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.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience