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Etiquette: Manners do matter

Sandra Parks

Sandra Parks, Owner

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Black Professional Women Moderator: Please share with us why you chose to go in business for yourself?


The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette:When I became a single parent I still wanted to be in the home with children as I was when I was married so it wasn't hard to figure out that the only way that would be possible is to go into business for myself. I have always had a love for the youth; teaching them proper behavior skills, table manners, and grooming. So The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette was already in existance it simply needed a formal name.


Black Professional Women Moderator: Please explain what your business is?

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette:: The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette is a school for all. It initially started out as my love for youth. However grew into a business that was fit for adults as well. Since I've given my school a formal name in 2007 I have had just as much adult business as business for the youth!


Black Professional Women Moderator: Why did you choose the business that you are in?

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette:: Again The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette was designed with the youth in mind. There is just such a great need for this right now. As we go and about into our communities we see things that we know are not good behaviors and I believe that it all goes back to just plain ole good manners. If our youth are lacking basic manners and social skills then you have a generation of lost children. The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette is here to reach the mass to change this. We are touching one child at a time.

Black Professional Women Moderator: What was the first mistake you made in your business? If any.

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette:
My biggest mistake was thinking that I was going to have banker hours. Oh no....You work all day every day when you own your own business.


Black Professional Women Moderator: As a mother, how do you keep the balance between motherhood and professional business owner?

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette:: OMG its hard. I'm busy daily, 7 days a week. When you work for yourself you don't have weekends off. I have a daughter that is in the military that I still must be active in her life, I have a 18 year old Senior that I'm constantly doing something with, and then a 13 year old that plays every sport that the school offers. Not to mention sorority and church activities. So you must have some good time management skills. I've even taken a class in this area to simply help me with my scheduling. With that being said I live by my calendar. Even my children know that they must put their activities on my calendar.


Black Professional Women Moderator: How long have you been in business?

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette:: I have been in business formally for 4 years. However I've been doing this for over a decade.

Black Professional Women Moderator: What advice would you give to a new business owner?

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette: I would tell any and everyone that is interested in starting thier own business to take on the Old Famous Nike Slogan and that "Just Do It" it really is that simple.

 

Business information

The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette

8000 Coit Road Ste 300-433

Plano, TX 75025

O: 972.838.0106

F: 469.742.0675

WWW.SANDRAPARKSSCHOOLOFETIQUETTE.COM

info@sandraparksschoolofetiquette.com

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