Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rena Zaharov, Founder of, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

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

I am an online business strategist and systems coach. I help networkers scale their online business with systems and individualized plans. Entrepreneurs create their high-ticket coaching programs in 90 days.

Tell us about yourself

I am a mom of 3 and used to be a mental health and addiction social worker. I worked many hours before starting my online business, and my biggest fear was living pay to pay and having no time to do what I wanted to do and be where I wanted to be.

I’m most motivated by helping make an impact and the freedom of choice. Being where I want and need to be when I want and need to be there. That’s what entrepreneurship has given me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My most significant accomplishments are always about how I can serve others and the impact my life experiences can have on someone else's life—having people tell me that my story and guidance have enhanced their lives.

After a decade in the online space, my obstacles can now serve others because I can help people from a place of authentic experience and overcome them. I have been able to walk away from traditional employment and follow my passions.

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

The hardest part is knowing that the only way to create long-lasting success in any business is to do what is most uncomfortable. Moving outside your comfort zone, you grow as a person and business owner. It’s the only way to increase substantially.

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

  1. Find a mentor. Mentorship and coaching will speed up your learning curve by years.
  2. Be coachable, and then take action on what you learn. Knowing and doing are two separate things. It’s in the DOING that you understand the most.
  3. Be a go-giver. Always ask yourself, "How can I add more value and help more people?"

Where can people find you and your business?


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