There are a handful of Staging Diva Graduates who stay in very close contact with me making them impossible to forget. I love connecting with students on Twitter, Facebook and through the comments they leave on my blog.
One of these home stagers is Heather Stewart of HS Home Staging located in Langley, British Columbia. Heather recently informed me in a message on Facebook that she has been named the 2009 New Entrepreneur of the Year for her local Chamber of Commerce.
I am very proud of Heather whose reason for starting her business inspired me and many others after she left a comment on a blog post I wrote almost a year ago about the price it can cost you to not follow your dream.
Heather candidly shared that after struggling to recover from a mental illness, she decided to honor her ability to survive by combining her creativity and business skills to start her own home staging business. She wrote, “I’m working hard to grow the business, maintain my health and survive while the business develops. This is one path I will NOT regret not having taken! I draw on my courage every day and know that I am in the right place at the right time, doing what I need to do.”
Heather is using all of the marketing advice she was given through the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program and has embraced the world of online marketing and social media being very active on Twitter, Facebook, Active Rain and as a frequent commenter here on the Home Staging Business Report.
HS Home Staging is listed on the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers where Heather showcases her fabulous logo, smartly written sales copy and before and after photos that only reflect true transformations, demonstrating her talent.
I hope you all join me in offering my sincere congratulations to Heather. I know she’s an inspiration to all of us.