Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 1068 - Disappointed or empowered?

Canberra Business Point Finalist ....

Last night I was at my first Canberra Business Point Awards ceremony and I was there as a Micro-Enterprise Category Finalist.  I had no idea what to expect and to be honest I can't really pinpoint how I felt. I was kind of excited, and nervous, and expectant, and honoured, and blaze all rolled into one.  I did have to down two glasses of champagne before I went to calm myself which suggests I was probably more nervous than anything else.

It was a great night and as I schmoozed with the crowd I realised that my business ventures have connected me with so many wonderful people. Being able to walk up to people I've only met a few times and feel connected enough to hug hello is a nice feeling.  Having Mum, Dad, Derek and Chelsea by my side was also very cool.  It's great to have their support and to be able to share the Canberra business community with them.  The fact that my heel almost snapped off my shoe seconds before I was called to the stage only added to the excitement and suspense of the evening.

Alas I did not win the Micro-Enterprise category this year.  But as I tell my cheerleaders before Nationals ... just by being there we're already winners, anything else is a bonus. And it's true. That is how I feel.  I feel like a winner.  And more than that I feel empowered to grow ...

The winners of the Canberra Business Point Awards this year are:

Web and Mobile Category:

Bricks and Mortar Category:
Switched on Cycles

Creative and design Category:
Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art

Micro-Enterprise Category:
Canberra Holistic Massage

High Growth Category:
Handmade Canberra

Clean and Green Category:
Jigsaw Housing
(Who also took out the overall Canberra Business of the Year Award)

Congratulations to all the winners! Very well deserved.

I can't chat now though, it's a big day here in Langdown Land.  It starts with my first ever Author Talk at the school, and then we're off to Sydney to take our Charlie stall to the NSW State Cheerleading Championships.  Plus it's the first time Tahlia is competing with her new squad. It's all go!


  1. You are definatly a winner already!!! Make the most of the shamoozing :-) An excuse to buy more shoes is always a good thing too x

  2. Congrats on being a finalist and on a great attitude. I bet you're a great example for your daughter and cheerleaders.

  3. Congrats on being a finalist, Leanne!
    I don't know if I ever told you, but I grew up in Canberra (still have family there) so I'm interested to finding out more about these businesses.


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