Losing her corporate job and single motherhood didn't stop her from launching her own bakery.
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Friday, March 16, 2012
"Hazelwood Patch" rounds up resources on writing business plans and shares tips from two Hazelwood business owners.
Are you thinking about starting a small business in Hazelwood? The city is already home to more than 1,000 successful businesses, and its proximity to Lambert St. Louis International Airport and major highways makes it ideal place to start a business venture, according to David Cox, economic developer for the City of Hazelwood. Cox said it's important to write your business plan early in the process. "I see a lot of projects where there is no plan until late and it’s harder to start the business," he said. Let’s get planning! If you’re considering opening a business in Hazelwood, we hope you’re following our small business series. So far, we’ve covered the concept phase of starting your own business, including tips on choosing an original…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Conversation Pieces owner Casaundra Bronner's passion is creating tasty, edible works of art.
Not long after InBev bought St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, Hazelwood resident and single mom Casaundra Bronner found herself out of a job. As the company was being reorganized, Bronner’s position in the marketing department was eliminated. Bronner had worked at Anheuser-Busch for 11 years. Shortly before her position was eliminated, she decided to go back to school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Phoenix in 2007, and in May of 2011, she earned her master’s degree in management from Fontbonne University. During the time she was working toward her master’s degree, her mother suggested that since she was technically unemployed and “getting all these degrees,” she should use the knowledge she was gaining …