Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in staffing and recruiting but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Julia Abbruzzese, Owner of Personnel Empower, located in Montreal, QC, Canada.

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

I am a headhunter with 20 years of experience. I hire professionals in Accounting, Tax, and HR. I have also filled ops and marketing roles—in mid-size to large organizations.

Tell us about yourself

I never felt I fit in 100% working for someone else. I started in my late 20s and was driven by money and freedom. I was hiring, and the commission was so low that I decided to go on my own. Being an independent recruiter provides much flexibility. Higher stress but better quality of life.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to multitask on a daily basis.

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

Constant hustling... you are on at all times.

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

Be ready to put in the time and deal with uncertainty. Also, be networking on a regular basis.

Where can people find you and your business?


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