Fiverr International Ltd. has announced a strategic collaboration with renowned entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star, Steven Bartlett, aimed at bolstering the growth of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the UK.

This partnership, titled ‘Break The Breakthrough,’ seeks to provide valuable support and resources to UK SMBs on their journey to success.

As part of the initiative, Fiverr has launched a competition open to UK residents above 18 years old who own established businesses. Three winners will receive £10,000 in Fiverr Credits, along with exclusive mentorship from Steven Bartlett and Fiverr experts. The grantees will also benefit from dedicated guidance from a Fiverr Customer Success Manager.

Bukki Adedapo, UK Country Manager at Fiverr, expressed excitement about the collaboration, highlighting Steven Bartlett’s inspirational mentorship style and alignment with Fiverr’s mission to connect businesses with skilled professionals. Adedapo emphasised the competition’s aim to provide practical support to SMBs facing challenges such as economic headwinds, skills shortages, and rising costs.

Empowering Businesses with Expert Guidance

Steven Bartlett will work closely with selected SMB owners to help them identify and achieve their breakthrough goals, whether it’s boosting revenue or expanding into new markets. Bartlett stressed the importance of leveraging specialised freelance talent, citing his own transformative experience with Fiverr. He emphasised the value of outsourcing tasks beyond one’s skill set, enabling business owners to focus on growth.

The partnership coincides with a significant platform update from Fiverr, which includes new features designed to keep businesses and freelancers ahead of the curve. Fiverr’s Winter Product Release, the first of two major announcements planned for 2024, reflects the company’s commitment to innovation and responsiveness to user feedback.

For those interested in participating in the competition, further details can be found on the Fiverr website. Applicants can apply through the provided link, with submissions open to eligible UK residents with established businesses.