Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rose Salem-Tilford, CEO of 360 Business Coach, located in Scarsdale, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We’re New York’s Premier Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Coaching Program. We offer a one-on-one business coach, CEO Peer Groups and Launch Your Business in 8 Weeks online course.

Tell us about yourself

I am a veteran business owner and business coach expert nationally. I help professionals transition to becoming successful entrepreneurs by giving them tools, resources, and a blueprint so that they can successfully launch their companies. I am a serial entrepreneur who has enjoyed a lengthy and vastly successful career as an experienced business owner since 1997. With numerous professional successes to my name throughout a vast array of industries, ranging from real estate, technology, entertainment, retail, e-commerce, marketing, private jet, and social enterprises.

My client experience range from B2B consumers and celebrities (such as Erika Campbell, Janet Jackson, Ray J, Allan Houston, Snow, and Antonio Freeman). I am widowed and divorced with three children (ages 25, 24, and 17), and I am living my best life by helping many people like you obtain their life goals.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

As a business owner, my biggest accomplishment was the conception of the Blackwave Group/Blue Equity roll-up, which was later sold off to Laguard for $50m.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Not having enough time is the hardest challenge I face as a business owner.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Gain a positive action-based entrepreneur mindset.
  2. Make sure your idea is a true opportunity.
  3. Know your market demand.

Where can people find you and your business?


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