Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jonathan Rosen, Founder of Collaberex, located in Tarrytown, NY, USA.

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

We create and facilitate target market segmented peer advisory and professional development groups for small business owners and professional service providers. Our groups provide all the values necessary for our members' success. We are your advisory board, focus group, sales funnel, and accountability partners.

Tell us about yourself

I started Collaberex 6 years ago and have grown it to 12 groups in NY, Boston & Philadelphia, with 6 more groups launching in Q4 2022. After a 30+ year career in law and business, I've always seen a lack of value in the transactional-minded business groups in the marketplace. This motivated me to create a relationship-focused, group learning organization where kindness, empathy, and helping others was the key to individual success.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Seeing our members build meaningful, impactful relationships with each other and helping each other succeed.

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

Adjusting my expectations to market reality.

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

  1. Have a clear plan.
  2. Get ready to throw out the plan and adjust to the marketplace.
  3. Get ready for the marathon - it takes passion and perseverance to succeed.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

What we believe in:

  • To create the most meaningful, impactful, personal relationships between business professionals.
  • To encourage human kindness to drive our business relationships.
  • To create communities of support to help individuals achieve their goals. Group collaboration, inclusion, and kindness as your competitive advantage.

Where can people find you and your business?


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