Your Name: Heather Cox

Business Name: Certify My Company, Inc.

Type of Business: Coaching & Consulting; Marketing & PR; Diversity

Business Location: United States

U.S. State: New Jersey

Twitter @certifymyco

Reason for starting
I started my business out of the need to create a balance as a working woman, wife and mommy. After my first child was born I knew corporate America was no longer for me and I started attending networking events. I met some amazingly successful women entrepreneurs and discovered that there was a need for a service that navigates and supports women.

Biggest Success
Having women business owners and Fortune 1000 corporations consider us the certification experts. 95% of our clients come from referrals!

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Starting a business and being the emotional support of a family with two small children and (due to the economy and just bad timing) an underemployed husband with a lot of law school debt. Staying positive is crucial!

Who is your most important role model?
Julie Auslander, Founder and Chief Cultural officer of cSubs, is a serial entrepreneur who realizes the amazing blessings in her life and wants to share her successes by giving back to up and coming business owners.