Helping people boss it is our thing.
In fact, more than three million businesses use Sage software to nail their numbers, win at admin, and take great care of their teams.
But hey, business doesn’t happen by magic, does it?
That’s why we’re running the TikTok #SageTellMe challenge.
We want you to tell us you’re a small business owner– without telling us you are a small business owner.
Think you can manage it?
By entering, we’ll be able to give a shout out to you and all the brilliant small business owners working hard to boss it every day.
Tell us your story with small business moments of every kind – ’bossing’ the tough stuff, the fun stuff, the day-to-day stuff, the epic achievements, and the small wins.
Here’s what you need to know:
What’s the TikTok #SageTellMe challenge?
As a small business owner, we bet you’re bossing everything, from orders and invoicing to stock control and shipping – and everything in between.
But do you think you can tell us that without telling us?
And that’s the TikTok #SageTellMe challenge – we want you to tell us you’re a small business owner without telling us you’re a small business owner.
Share you story whichever way you know how!
In return, we’ll share the joy with a £2,000 (or the euro equivalent) Wish List for one lucky winner to create their ultimate home workspace.
To enter, just use our official #SageTellMe music track and hashtag on your videos.
You don’t have to hit Follow, but we’d love it if you do.
Have fun, and boss bossing it!
New to TikTok? Here’s how to boss it
First, you need to download TikTok on iOS, Android, or from the Amazon Appstore. It’s free to use, so take a look around and get a feel for the site.
To upload your own video(s) you need to make an account. Tap the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Sign up instantly with Facebook, Twitter, or Gmail, or manually with a username and password.
To create a video, tap the + at the bottom of the screen and grant the requested permissions. You can record something new or upload one you made earlier.
To edit, you’ll find sound controls at the top right, and visual editing at the bottom left.
To add the Sage #Bossit2021 music, tap Select Sound at the top right, then search for it by the hashtag and tap the red tick to add it. Use the Mixer tool or Trim to get it just right.
When you’re happy, tap Next. Remember to add our #SageTellMe hashtag in the text box and write something about your video if you like.
Tap ‘Who can see this video’ and make sure it’s set to Public, or we won’t be able to see it. And that’s it – post away!
Terms and conditions
These terms and conditions refer to the prize draw (“the TikTok #SageTellMe challenge”, “the Competition”), brought to you by Sage Global Services Limited, whose registered office is at North Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 9AA (“Sage”, “we”, “us”, “our”).
The TikTok #SageTellMe challenge is open to permanent residents of the UK and ROI who are over the age of 18. The Competition is not limited to Sage employees and/or customers. By taking part in the Competition, entrants are deemed to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions. Use of TikTok shall be governed by those standard terms and conditions.
By submitting an entry to the Competition, you agree that the submission will not harm Sage (or any Sage group company), or its reputation, or lead to any unwanted or unfavourable publicity.
1. Entry requirements
The Competition will allow participants to create and share their TikTok video to be in with a chance of winning a free prize (“the Prize”)
To enter, participants must create a video telling Sage they are small business and share it on TikTok to @SageUKI quoting the #SageTellMe hashtag, or, alternatively, share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, to @SageUK, again quoting the same hashtag.
To take part in the Competition, you will require access to the internet, and a valid email address. There is a limit of one entry permitted per valid email address.
The Competition will run from 00:01 a.m. on Monday 17th May 2021, to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday 6th June 2021, after which entries will not be considered.
The winner will be selected and chosen by a judge, in their sole discretion, as appointed by Sage. We will notify the winner from 5 p.m. on 9th June 2021, and winners will be announced on social media after that date.
In the event that you are contacted as a winner, you agree to provide your name, a valid email address, and a valid UK or ROI postal address for the purpose of receiving your prize. If you would like to know more about our general policy on how we use personal details, please see our Privacy Notice.
Sage’s decision is final and binding in all respects on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into. We do not accept responsibility for entries which fail to reach us before the closing date, or which, for any reason, are incomplete, illegible or corrupted.
If Sage has grounds to suspect any entrant or third party of cheating, deception, or fraudulent or unsporting conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the Competition or any entry), Sage reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any entrant, entry, or person it reasonably believes to be responsible for, or associated with, such activity.
The prize(s) are subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer or supplier and all product warranties, guarantees, or other representations in relation to the prize(s) are as provided by the manufacturer or supplier. We will not be liable for any non-compatibility of the prize(s) with any other product or service.
The prize(s) exclude any costs incurred that are incidental to the redemption of the prize(s) including but not limited to travel insurance, delivery charges, travel, or spending money to redeem the prize(s) or personal expenses.
Some prizes are fulfilled via email and will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. These are:
For the winner in the UK
- The first prize, which consists of a John Lewis Wish List to the value of £2,000. The winner agrees to create an account and within this to compile a home workspace Wish List to the maximum value of £2,000 which they will then share with us to approve. See further information here and full terms and conditions here.
For the winner in the ROI
- The first prize, which consists of an Arnotts Wish List to the value of the equivalent in Euros of £2,000. The winner agrees to create an account and within this to compile a home workspace Wish List to the maximum value of the equivalent in Euros of £2,000, which they will then share with us to approve. See further information here and full terms and conditions here.
Some prizes are fulfilled by Sage via post and will be sent to the postal address provided on the registration form.
For winners in the UK and ROI
The winner is advised to check and is responsible for any tax implications which may arise as a result of accepting prize(s).
Prizes are subject to availability. Sage reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any part of it) for a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control, otherwise the prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable and cannot be substituted, exchanged or transferred for any other gift, voucher or cash alternative.
If a winner chooses to cancel their prize or suffers damage/loss to their prize, or, in the event that, following confirmation of acceptance of the Prize, the winner is unable to accept the prize, the prize will be withdrawn and/or no replacement prize will be issued.
Prizes cannot be reinstated if expired, lost or stolen. Sage accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the selected prizes. Unsuccessful participants will have no claim or action whatsoever against Sage, its agents, employees or agencies as a result of participating in the Competition.
3. Our liability to you
Although we will try our best to make sure that the Competition runs smoothly, we reserve the right to cancel the Competition at any time if relevant circumstances arise outside our control.
We shall not be liable to you if you suffer any loss or damage by entering the Competition (including without limitation any loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill that arises out of or in connection with your participation in the Competition) or from our refusal to allow you take part in the Competition or our withdrawal of the Competition or any other failure or inability by you to participate in or benefit from the Competition for any reason.
Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits our liability in respect of personal injury or death caused by our negligence, or for fraud.
4. How we will use your entry
If you enter the Competition, we will use any video recordings, stills, and/or photographs (“Images”) you provide for the purposes of administering the Competition and judging the entries. With your consent, we will also publish the winning Images on Sage’s social media platforms and internally within Sage for the purposes of selecting a winner.
After the Competition has taken place, all submitted entry Images will be deleted promptly except for the winning Images which will remain accessible on YourSage and the designated Microsoft Teams page for one month. Sage shall not be liable for any use of the video by TikTok and is governed separately by TikTok’s standard terms and conditions. Sage shall not be liable for any use of the video by any TikTok user.
We may need to share your details with our agents or contractors who help us to run our marketing and promotional activities. If you do not consent to such use of your details please do not enter the prize draw. If you would like to know more about our general policy on how we use personal details, please see our Privacy Notice.
By submitting an entry, you agree to co-operate with us for publicity purposes free of charge, which may include the publication (including on the internet) of your name, the name of the organisation you work for and your photograph in the announcement of the result.
We need to know that all elements of your entry are your own independent work, and that you have not copied anyone else’s work, otherwise we won’t be able to use it, so by submitting your entry, you confirm that this is the case.
We want to make sure that we can use your entry as widely as possible (including making the entries available to the general public via the internet), so, when you enter this challenge, you agree that all intellectual property rights in your entry will belong to us and that at our request (and of course at our expense), you will sign any documents and take any other action which we think necessary to transfer the intellectual property rights to us. Intellectual property rights are the rights an owner has to say how certain things, like music, videos, and software, may be used.
You also waive any personal rights you may have regarding your entry—personal rights are the rights personal to the creator of a work, which cannot be bought, sold or transferred. You agree that we may decide at our discretion how the material you submit may be used from time to time. Of course, we are not obliged to publish, or otherwise make available, any element of your entry.
Sage reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time and/or withdraw the Competition at any time without notice.
These terms and conditions (and all non-contractual claims and disputes) are governed by English law and by entering the prize draw you agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction of any such claims or disputes which arise out of or in connection with this prize draw.
Small business toolkit
Get your free guide, business plan template and cash flow forecast template to help you boss your business and achieve your goals.
Recommended Next Read
5 things you should do to keep employees happy
Never miss an episode
Subscribe by email and get Sound Advice delivered to your inbox every two weeks with the Sage Advice newsletter with a ton of related articles, templates and problem solving guides for small businesses so you can put our sound advice into practice.