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Are you an STL women business owner? Join us for the #HUSTLE Series 5/12-5/13

Are you an STL women business owner? Join us for the #HUSTLE Series 5/12-5/13

THE #HUSTLE SERIES: Designed to take you into momentum (and keep you there)   I’m totally committed to seeing local women business owners succeed. So, with St. Louis women business owners’success in mind, I‘ve tweaked some upcoming events to give area owners the biggest “one-two punch” I…

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MWBOC Sponsorship: What’s in it for you?

MWBOC Sponsorship: What’s in it for you?

Did you know that corporations spend almost $17 billion annually in corporate sponsorships? (I know, right?) But it makes sense. Not only are organizations contributing to causes where they’ll garner clients, but they’re also seeing value in contributing to causes that resonate with their target audiences— creating a…

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Why the name “Black Dress Partners”?

Why the name “Black Dress Partners”?

A few months ago, I had the honor of being one of 130 women photographed in a little black dress for an exhibit coming to the Missouri History Museum. This honor had another layer of significance for me because of my company’s name: Black Dress…

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What’s your OMTM (One Metric That Matters)?

What’s your OMTM (One Metric That Matters)?

What’s your OMTM (One Metric That Matters)? If you had one and only one metric to track this year, what would it be? For your convenience, in this post we’ve aggregated key points from a variety of blogs discussing the OMTM principle. Feel free to…

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How to Support Economic Growth in St. Louis

How to Support Economic Growth in St. Louis

By Erin Joy, CEO Black Dress Partners Founder, Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference In October, I wrote an op-ed exploring a topic about which I’m passionate: St. Louis’ lack of support for second-stage business owners.  And boy, was the response overwhelming. While I received many messages in agreement, plenty…

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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