Small Business Sunday is a social media event which happens every Sunday from 17:00-19:30 on Twitter. The event is hosted by Theo Paphitis who is the Chairman of Ryman Stationery, Owner of Boux Avenue, Red Letter Days and Robert Dyas, and more famously known for appearance on the BBC 2 series Dragons Den.
Each Sunday, businesses from all over the country send a Tweet explaining what their business is all about alongside the SBS hashtag. The following day at 8pm Theo tweets to his 488,000+ followers to announce which businesses he has chosen as the 6 SBS winners.
The rules of entry as are as follows:
- Follow @TheoPaphitis and @RymanStationery on Twitter.
- Tweet about your business in 140 characters or less, directed to @TheoPaphitis, adding the hashtag #SBS.
- Tweet on a Sunday between 5.00-7.30 PM.
- Just tweet once in each weekly time slot.
We will admit the tweet took us about 20 minutes to craft, as it was so hard to explain everything we offer at Mirror Mania in just 140 characters! Here is our winning tweet…
We have entered SBS twice, once the prior week and on the winning week. We used the same tweet on both entries and are so happy that Theo spotted us on our second try.
On Monday 5th October 2015 just after 8pm our twitter account went wild with messages of congratulations from other SBS winners and businesses from all over the United Kingdom, after the following tweet…
We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen alongside 5 other brilliant businesses and the support we have received has been fantastic.
Thank you Theo for choosing us, we are looking forward to joining SBS Family and what the future will bring for Mirror Mania