Last week I got a great surprise in the mail. I was one of four grant winners featured on the cover of Self-Employed magazine, published by the National Association for the Self-Employed.
I received a $5,000 Business Development Grant from NASE in August 2009. The winners were listed in the May-June 2010 issue. Not only was I listed, but they wrote a separate feature story about Catena Creations and the other three winners featured on the cover.
Molly Nelson, communications associate, had called me in September 2009 to check in on how I’d spent the money and what it had done for my business. The grant enabled me to buy a laptop, video camera and software to complete my conversion to a Mac workplace. Then I did a photo shoot with Bob Ervin of Ervin Photography in March 2010. Photos were taken at his Omaha studio, as well as in the office of my client/life coach, Bouda Life Coaching.
When the package from NASE arrived last week, I figured it was copies of the magazine. But to find my face on the cover, and the story inside, were both great surprises.
Thanks to Molly for the story and to NASE for the great publicity!