It's not very often that I manage to escape the keyboard, but on Friday 30 March, my internet based typing and transcription services company, KPS - Audio Typing and Transcription Services, joined entrepreneur Theo Paphitis of BBC's Dragon's Den at a networking event in Birmingham on Friday 30 March after being selected as one of his six favourite small businesses in his weekly Twitter competition known as Small Business Sunday or #SBS.
|Theo Paphitis presents Lesley Kemp with the winners certificate.|
Mr Paphitis selected Kemp Professional Services in January 2011 and tweeted his decision to his 223,000 followers. I was absolutely delighted when the congratulatory tweets started arriving to my Twitter handle, not to mention the kudos of having a nod of approval from such a successful businessman.
As a winner, my business is eligible for a profile on the winners website http://www.theopaphitissbs.com/ which will undoubtedly generate valuable exposure to my target customers not to mention the advice and further networking opportunities.
KPS was established in 1993 and has been in the fortunate position of having a steady flow of work despite the difficulties the recession has thrown up but this experience has turned out to be a very welcome boost for business.
It was an honour and a pleasure to meet Mr Paphitis. His passion for business is infectious and support for the small business like a ray of sunshine in these difficult times.