Retail magnate and entrepreneur, Theo Paphitis
We're please to have been picked as a weekly winner of Theo Paphitis' small business competition.
Theo Paphitis, best known for appearing in the BBC's 'Dragons Den' created Small Business Sunday, or #SBS as its known on Twitter in 2010. Each week, Theo rewards the best small businesses that tweet him describing their businesses in one tweet, and this week Theo picked out CrowdScreen for our unique take on helping events, brands and venues increase social engagement.
Theo says, "I admire people who have passion and energy. If you cannot bore your friends to death about your own small business then something is seriously wrong. 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."
"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 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. You will find news about the latest winners plus events and activities of interest."
Since winning we've been exposed to Theo's huge follower base on Twitter and have noticed an influx of new followers and interactions, proving that Theo's initiative is a great little boost for small business like CrowdScreen.