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Entrepreneur meets Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis

Entrepreneur meets Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis


Nicola Hine

Entrepreneur meets Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis

A boost from a business dragon has helped spread the word about the work of an entrepreneur from Maidenhead.

Lisa Long met Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis at an event at Edgbaston Stadium on Friday.

The 34-year-old was invited after the businessman picked her company to feature in his Small Business Sunday initiative, which can be entered on Twitter.

The Grenfell Road resident started More Than Words, which designs typographic artworks using text, colours and fonts chosen by customers, in 2010, and runs it from her home.

Lisa said: "It is a massive boost and is great to have support from Theo because it's been tough trying to raise the business profile. "

More Than Words now has a profile on the Small Business Sunday website and Theo re-tweeted a message from Lisa on Twitter, leading to a rush of extra orders for her.

Six lucky businesses are chosen by him on the social networking site every week.

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