Teaching Etiquette in an Interconnected World: M Cailloux Cutlery Founder Mercia Cailloux

How do manners give children more opportunities in life?

By learning good manners and etiquette at a young age, children grow up with respect for others, confidence in engaging with a variety of social situations, and comfort in interacting with both peers and adults. These skills are beneficial for every aspect of life, from making new friends to interviewing for jobs. Children who don’t receive this education tend to be less confident in their social skills and less comfortable engaging with others, which makes it challenging for them to build these skills as they move through life.

What drives you to keep working hard each day?

As the world becomes more interconnected, I’ve had the chance to meet clients from all around the world, each with their own unique needs and interests. I love getting to explore new products and classes that can offer them the right support. The opportunity to keep growing my business to help even more people is what drives me every single day.

Do you have any advice for others looking to do what you’ve done?

Many people are apprehensive about starting their own business, because it’s a daunting endeavor. There is so much to do and so much to learn. But the experience you gain along the way is worth every second of it. Whether you fail or succeed, you’ll learn so much about yourself and your work. Don’t be afraid to take the leap.

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