Jody Fletcher, winner of the Venus Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year 2014 and Banbury Women in Business Most Inspirational Business Woman 2014 can now add another award to her growing collection.
On Sunday evenings between 5pm and 7.30pm, Theo Paphitis, best known for being a Dragon’s Den investor and chairman of Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue Lingerie and joint owner of Red Letter Days, invites small businesses to send him tweets using the hashtag #SBS to @theopaphitis to describe their business in one tweet.
Theo Paphitis says “I was struck by the number of business owners on Twitter who wanted to tell me about their new products and services. Small Business Sunday was born so that people have a specific time slot to tweet and can pitch their ‘sell’ directly to me”. Each Monday at 8pm he reviews and chooses his favourite 6 tweets and then retweets to his 450,000 followers. He also adds “My vision is that everyone who has ever won an #SBS re-tweet from me becomes part of a friendly club. Like-minded individuals can share successes and learnings. This website, Small Business Sunday, will give a valuable profile to the winners chosen to date and should help those who have not yet won but want some tips on how, to do so”.
Last Sunday, 10th May, Jody Fletcher, Managing Director of Chilli Promotional Products, was one of the 6 with this winning Tweet:
@TheoPaphitis Do you like this new addition to our product range? Promo Pencils that grow #SBS
As a winner, Jody will now become part of ‘the club’ and will be invited to an event where she will be presented with an award by Theo himself. She says “I am absolutely thrilled to become a member of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday Club. I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the warm welcome I have received from past winners, and all the kind words of support – my Twitter stream has been absolutely crazy this week! Theo’s support of small businesses is fantastic and I am really looking forward to attending the event later in the year to meet, and thank Theo as well as network with fellow winners.”
Published on: May 29th, 2015