From young entrepreneurs to successful video bloggers making waves in the online world, 2017 was a great year for pioneering business ideas and inventive offerings.

Read on for our round-up of the best business minds of 2017.

John Hall

When it comes to online influencers, it doesn’t get much better than this guy. His company Influence & Co helps businesses and leaders use content to build industry influence and authority.

He also released a book, “Top of Mind“, which has become a must read for company leaders keen to get ahead.

Richard Lorenzen

This 24-year-old founded his public relations firm Fifth Avenue Brands at the tender age of 15 and since then has been making waves in the industry, being hailed as one of the best millennial influencers by LinkedIn.

Grant Cardone

This New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker runs Cardone University and has also become an extremely popular social media influencer.

Hope Horner

Hope is originally from Tennessee and started her video marketing company in Los Angeles.

She has been featured in a number of publications including Inc., KABC and Extra!, highlighting her company’s success over the last few years.

Alfie Deyes

Vlogging is becoming one of the most popular business ventures and this 23-year-old pioneer is proving just how successful it can be.

He started his YouTube channel, PointlessBlog, in 2009 and has managed to rack up over 4 million followers in that time.

He is also a published author and earns over £1 million from his YouTube channel.

Christian Samuel

Christian launched University Cribs last year, a business model that capitalises on the growing demand for property technology solutions with a property search engine specifically designed with students in mind.

Great idea giving the growing number of students in this country.

Guy Riese

This 22-year-old entrepreneur is certainly one to watch given the success of his latest venture.

Website Uplearn allows parents and pupils to access online tuition for a range of school subjects.

Henry Patterson

He may only be 13, but that certainly doesn’t make Henry any less worthy of being featured on this list.

His children’s brand Not Before Tea produces a range of products such as bags, soft toys, nursery décor, and children’s books.

James Gupta

Balancing the stresses of starting a new business with the hardships of simultaneously completing a medical degree ensure that James scores high in terms of great business minds.

His business Synap is a revision tool that allows users, teachers and students, to create multiple choice quizzes and share them online.

Jenk Oz

This 11-year-old has started a business with his parents that is just as cool as his quirky name is.

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