When Carla Reid signed up for Grace Hill Women’s Business Centers’ Business Development Class she really had no intention of opening a business—ever. With her background and passion in social services, her goal was to open a non-profit entity to offer men in the community employment training and computer skills classes to help them find work. Maybe in the distant future she could build a reputation and get client referrals from area agencies. But after a friend mentioned the business development class, she was curious and signed up.
Thanks to the class, and help from the SBA Microloan program, she’s turned her dream to help her clients into a for-profit business.
Carla’s space in south St. Louis features hardwood floors and trendy exposed brick walls, soft jazz music and sports on the TV. Make no mistake, it’s a place where a guy can be a guy, while getting sweetly pampered. Elevated Men’s Salon’s offers haircuts, shaves, manicures, pedicures, facials and more. ... Read More