Remote Associates meets Theo Paphitis


Wow! It’s been some time since Remote Associates were on the blog wagon.

#SBSWe’ve been so busy with so many exciting things that our regular posts went a little quiet. Never fear…we are back and what better time to start getting ‘on it’ again than with an update of the events last Friday.

As many of you may already know, Remote Associates became a proud winner of Theo Paphitis’ #SBS (Small Business Sunday). Here’s a little explanation as to what it’s all about and why it’s a big deal.

“Each week, Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count.

Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted. As he has over 450,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.

The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity and crucially for many, increased sales! Of course, none of this is guaranteed as it is largely down to perseverance and hard work. A smidgen of luck comes in handy.”

My winning tweet was some exciting news that Theo considered worthy of re-tweeting. I had shared a link to my website page with an update that I had started to add members to my team.

Remote Associates practice what we preach and so I thought it a great example to take team member Michelle Gibson along with me to demonstrate that even us Virtual Assistants need our own Virtual Assistant.

As a growing business there is always something new and exciting to learn.

We were lucky enough to partake in a Q&A session with not only Theo Paphitis himself but also Holly Tucker from Not on the High Street and Mike Pickles from Really Useful Products. Our minds where alive with new ideas, helpful information and the realisation and excitement of where we were actually sitting. Who was teaching us, how far the business has come on it’s journey and also the potential and energy of each and every other attendee/winner and their own entrepreneurial journey.

It’s a day in history for Remote Associates and I’ll never forget being presented with my #SBS certificate and getting the chance to meet Theo himself.

We would love to hear from other winners of #SBS, so please share your experience of the #SBS 2016 Event.

Here’s to the successful future of RA and the many other businesses that we pride ourselves with supporting.

~ Hayley and The Remote Associates Team