Smarta readers' favourite things from 2012 - and how you're feeling about 2013

Favourite Business - Naked Wines

The Smarta 100 winner from 2011 has been growing at a rapid rate, expanding globally to the US and attracting even more wine growers and customers to its popular website.

Most Influential Person - Barack Obama

The most powerful man in the world secured re-election in 2012 and carries the weight of global businesses on his shoulders.

Favourite App - Evernote

This free app has won over entrepreneurs with its knack of helping them to remember, well, everything. Evernote organises your ideas and saves them across all of your devices. It also allows you to keep notes, take photos and create to-do lists.

Favourite Book - Fifty Shades of Grey

The global phenomenon was a hit among entrepreneurs too.  Those who run businesses like being in control, we guess.

Favourite Album - Ed Sheeran +

The ginger pop senstation's songs are helping to inspire entrepreneurs all over the UK. No doubt a few business plans have been crafted while this plays in the background.

Favourite TV Show - Homeland

It seems sappy rom-coms or action adventure isn't for entrepreneurs. This thrilling TV series about an American marine who was once a POW in Afghanistan gets the entrepreneurs vote for best TV show of 2012. It's complex, intense and extremely addictive - a bit like running a business.

Hero of 2012 - Bradley Wiggins

Tour de France winner, Sports Personality of the year and now Smarta readers' Hero of 2012. Wiggins' popularity seems to have no end - which has, incidentally, been great for the bicycle industry. The Bicycle Academy is one notable start-up that's taken 2012 by storm - the success of Wiggins will have done no harm for the rise of the custom bikemaker.

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