Note: This is Kim here, Nikki’s assistant. I’m hijacking her blog to share some really exciting news! I might get in trouble for sharing it with you all, but I thought you’d love to congratulate her along with me!
While travelling through Paris last week, the most romantic city in the world, Nikki received some very exciting news.
Before I explain what it was all about, let’s rewind seven years to when an ex-journalist started writing online to complement and market her personal styling business.
She didn’t know at the time what a blog really was and couldn’t possibly imagine where it would take her.
After years of writing, networking, keeping up-to-date with the changing face of online media and old-fashioned hard work, the innovative business model of Styling You afforded her the opportunity to work from home around her busy family life.
It also led her to the Telstra Business Awards (Queensland) where Styling You has been named a Queensland finalist! That was the very exciting news that came through last week.
Styling You with Nikki Parkinson has been named as a finalist in the Micro Business Award category of the Telstra Business Awards along with five other amazing Queensland businesses.
While she is still overseas with her family, I thought I’d take the opportunity to take over her blog to share the news with all of you and wish her luck for the Gala Dinner at the end of July when the Queensland winners will be announced.
Every single Styling You reader shares in this award, as you all make it what it is. Big pats on the back to every one of you.
Editor’s note: I’m back now and thanks Kim for sharing this news with everyone. I’m truly honoured to have been judged a state finalist in the Telstra Business Awards.
It’s 7 years since I took a punt on myself and it’s amazing to reflect on how I’ve built something from nothing in this new media world. The Styling You community is nothing short of incredible and I’m grateful that you show up here every day to make this business a reality.
I’m so grateful to my agency, The Remarkables Group; for every client who’s ever engaged me to work for their brand; every advertiser that’s backed me; and a small and fabulously talented team which works in the background to enable me to grow this business (and take an amazing overseas break knowing all is in hand).
If you’d like to show your support for me at the gala dinner on Thursday, July 30, visit here to leave a message.