If you have a Twitter account, you may be aware of Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday. Basically, each Sunday evening, small businesses are invited to send a tweet to Theo, including the hashtag #SBS, with a little description of their business. The following evening, Theo then retweets six of these businesses, and they are the weeks' winners. Due to the amount of followers that Theo has, it can provide a massive increase in followers, and therefore help promote your business.
I've been participating in this for a number of months, watching other small businesses win each week, and never really expecting anything to come of it. Last night, I noticed I suddenly had loads of new followers. It took me a few moments to realise that my tweet had been retweeted by Theo, and that Madi Illustration was one of this weeks' #SBS winners! Eeeeee! Super exciting!
I think I was a little bit in shock for a while; it was really hard to believe that I'd been chosen, and it took quite a while to sink in! It's pretty incredible to think that my little illustration business was chosen out of all those tweets, and I feel very proud to receive this recognition. I gained about 100 followers overnight, and the amount of congratulatory tweets, and welcomes from previous #SBS winners, has been totally crazy; I spent most of last night and this morning reading through, and replying to, all the lovely messages!
My profile has also been added to Theo's SBS website; you can have a little peek here.