Thursday, May 3, 2012
Etiquette Inclusion owner Monica Black shared etiquette tips for many occasions on the cable and internet show.
Hazelwood business owner Monica Black recently appeared on the STL TV Live show with host Christia Parker. Black is the owner of Etiquette Inclusion, a company she formed in 2010. Read More: Local Mom Aims to Make Your Kids More Polite and Expand Their Opportunities During the nearly 11 minute segment on STL TV Live, Black shared a bit about her own background and explained how understanding etiquette has benefited her in her own life, as well as how knowing and employing proper etiquette can help open doors for anyone. She also provided etiquette tips for everything from holding your fork properly to social media.
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…
Friday, March 4, 2011
This is the story of one Hazelwood woman's goal to make the world a better place, one etiquette student at a time.
Every child could benefit from learning better etiquette, so when my Patch editor told me about an area woman who teaches etiquette classes, I jumped at the chance to take my 13-year-old son, Cameron, to one of her classes. Monica Black is the owner of Etiquette Inclusion, a company she formed nearly a year ago after moving back to the St. Louis area and settling into Hazelwood. “I lived in New York for 13 years, and when I moved back to St. Louis, I thought, ‘Oh, everyone needs some help here,’” Black said. Black, who has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as in higher education at Washington University, said that she finds that even people who are academically skilled can sometimes need a little assistance with the “soft-skill …