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#SBS kicks of its 10th anniversary celebrations with #SBSEvent2020 in Birmingham

Mark Childs

Theo Paphitis’s small business support initiative, Small Business Sunday (#SBS), will celebrate its 10th anniversary on October 10th, 2020 and the event will mark this occasion.  #SBSEvent2020 will take place on Friday 28th 2020 at the ICC in Birmingham, with around 900 small businesses expected to attend.

The full day event is sponsored by DHL, Ryman, Robert Dyas, iLaw, Square, Autumn Fair, Western Union and HP - without whom the event would not be possible.  Speakers lined up on the main stage include Google Digital Garage, who will be running the session ‘Get your business visible on Google’, LinkedIn talking about how to maximise opportunities on the platform and Mind, who will focus on mental well being in the workplace.  Theo Paphitis will also lead a session in the morning covering all the #SBS and small business news that attendees need to know. Theo’s fireside chat interview in the afternoon is fellow TV Dragon and crafting Queen, Sara Davies.

Theo Paphitis, #SBS Creator, well known retail entrepreneur and TV Dragon said: “It’s hard to believe it’s the 10th anniversary of #SBS, as it just feels like yesterday that I set it up. I am delighted to have over 3,000 small business winners in the network now.  I know how much the intiative means to so many of them, and I’m delighted at the support from fantastic businesses who believe in #SBS as much as we do!”

The sponsors will also do breakout presentations and #SBS winners Eco Thrifty, Secret Hampers and The Charlalas will also share their expertise with the group.  #SBS winners Balloonista and Scene My Event are also providing balloons, including a balloon selfie wall, and a 360 degree photo booth for the winners. 

Winners are also given the option of having 1-2-1 advice sessions with the sponsors, who will share their expertise, have their professional photograph taken, and new winners will also receive their certificate from Theo Paphitis, and have a photo taken together.

Small businesses can enter to be part of #SBS every Sunday between 5-7.30pm on Twitter, by tweeting Theo on @theopaphitis in this time zone, and using the hashtag #SBS.  Theo Paphitis retweets 6 small businesses a week, to the growing network

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