Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in career development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Barry Cohen, a Career Coach and Keynote Speaker, based in Long Branch, NJ, USA.

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

Resume writing, career counseling, interview preparation, and job preparation. My clients are those individuals seeking new employment or making a job/career change.

Tell us about yourself

I have 15+ years of experience in employment services and sales. I am excited each day when I have the opportunity to use my skills in preparing individuals to overcome "perceived" liabilities" to achieve their success.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Named "Best-of-the-Best" by Google as a resume career coach. Chosen as the employment coordinator for The City University of New York to lead employment teams at 14 colleges.

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

Ensuring that you are paid for services rendered.

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

  1. Know exactly what your end game is and how you want to accomplish your goals.
  2. Have the financial backing you need to set up and run a business.
  3. Have a "mastermind group" that you can ask for and get great advice.

Where can people find you and your business?


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