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Welcome to Our Website & Blog (Living, Breathing Proof of Our Commitment to Cutting the Crap)

Welcome to Our Website & Blog (Living, Breathing Proof of Our Commitment to Cutting the Crap)

Here at Black Dress Partners, we pride ourselves on transparency and, to put it bluntly, cutting the crap. As a small business, we of course struggle with many of the same issues as other small businesses:  limited manpower, limited time, limited money, limited resources, juggling…

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Best Cities For Women Entrepreneurs – Guess Who’s at #13?

Best Cities For Women Entrepreneurs – Guess Who’s at #13?

We all know that a lot of these lists can be bogus because they’re all so subjective, but this list caught our eye because (1) Kansas City earned a spot (sibling rivalry and all), and (2) it took care to note that a number of…

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The Woman Behind The Billy Goat Chip Co: Black Dress Biographies September 2012

The Woman Behind The Billy Goat Chip Co: Black Dress Biographies September 2012

Theresa Rein, after graduating with Honors from Loyola University in Chicago with a B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing and a Minor in Women’s Studies, returned to St. Louis and began employment at The Billy Goat Restaurant and Bar, which paved the way for her to later…

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The Woman Behind Successful Strategizing: Black Dress Biographies July 2012

The Woman Behind Successful Strategizing: Black Dress Biographies July 2012

Loriana is an adjunct instructor for University of Missouri’s Trulaske’s School of Business, as well as a teacher of graduate courses for Washington University. Founder and co-owner of a consulting firm tasked with guiding companies through employee and customer assessments, redesign efforts, team-based management and…

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The Woman Behind Diba Shoes: May 2012 Black Dress Biographies

The Woman Behind Diba Shoes: May 2012 Black Dress Biographies

Diane Butrus is Owner and Chief of Operations of several international fashion footwear companies, including Diba Imports, Demand Shoes, & Ultimate Shoe Closet…which include the footwear brands Bronx, Diba, Luichiny, Caliente, Ardiente and Voglia. She has been in the fashion shoe industry since 1996 and has…

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The amount of talent among women business owners in St. Louis continually blows me away. Everyone has a distinct story, their own particular triumph, even a transformational defeat—everyone has someTHING that someONE will identify with, take to heart, and use to change their life, business or outlook.
–Erin Joy