Here's the content on the Enterprise Nation blog that attracted the most traffic in 2017.

1. Top small business journalists to follow on Twitter (2017 edition)

The 2017 edition of our very popular annual list of top small business journalists to follow on Twitter was the most popular blog post this year.

2. From Dragons' Den to Topshop: The story of Skinnydip London

James Gold, co-founder of smartphone accessories brand Skinnydip London, was a highlight speaker at StartUp 2017, our first big event of the year. Before it, he told us the story of his business.

3. What Labour's leaked 'draft manifesto' promises for small businesses

Labour's manifesto for the General Election was leaked before it went official and our coverage of the small business elements proved popular.

4. Student Start-up of the Year 10 semi-finalists revealed

We ran our first ever Student Start-up of the Year competition in 2017 and these were the 10 brilliant semi-finalists from over 120 entries.

5. Value what we do, not the building we work from

Business rates was a big issue in 2017 and Rosie Wolfenden, co-founder and managing director of Tatty Devine, wrote a very personal post about the impact of an increase in rates. 

6. How a British ready-meal start-up inspired by India has made it big in France

Before we headed off to Paris for our first trade mission of the year, we heard the story of Lisa Sohanpal. She quit a career as an international director of a large company to set up her own ready-meal business. 

7. Dragons' Den review on the importance of likeability in business

Enterprise Nation members reviewed each episode of this year's series of Dragons' Den and pulled out the business lessons. This great post has made the top 10.

8. Dragons' Den review on business is about confidence. But not too much

You really like Dragons' Den!

9. How an Enterprise Nation member got products stocked in Boots

We're so glad this story made it into the top 10. Here's how Professor Scrubbington's got stocked in Boots after pitching to buyers at an Enterprise Nation member event.

10. What Spring Budget 2017 means for small businesses

This summary of the Spring Budget concludes our top 10. The speech included controversial changes to self-employed National Insurance but after pressure from groups including Enterprise Nation, the chancellor backed down.

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