Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jessica Leigh Dow,  Career Strategist  Coach, based in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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

I am a career and life coach. I support folks at all stages of their careers and lives as they navigate through transitions and challenges and explore the next steps.

Tell us about yourself

I have always received the greatest satisfaction from seeing others thrive. My background is in education and counseling, and I am naturally drawn to teach others, help them build meaningful connections, and guide them to success.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment has been providing support to a diverse population of folks and witnessing their individual success.

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

My coaching business is something I do in addition to my full-time role. So, having time to dedicate to that growth is a challenge.

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

  1. Prioritize your health and well-being.
  2. Connect with mentors and folks who are succeeding in ways that you admire. Set up regular conversations and informational interviews.
  3. Be excited to do the work that you're doing. If you're not, maybe it's the wrong business for you.

Where can people find you and your business?


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