Debra Cohen, a successful Mompreneur, is President of Home Remedies® of NY, Inc. and founder of the Homeowner Referral Network (HRN®) business. Her HRN business pre-screens home improvement contractors and refers them to local homeowners. Cohen launched her HRN business in 1999 as a way to earn an income while staying at home to raise her first child. In its first six months of operation, Home Remedies® was profitable and boasted a client list of over 100 satisfied homeowners throughout Nassau County, Long Island. Once Home Remedies was successfully up and running, she realized that the HRN® business model could work in other markets and set out to write a comprehensive business manual entitled The Complete Guide To Owning And Operating A Successful Homeowner Referral Network© which outlines her step-by-step operating plan for Home Remedies®. To date she has assisted more than 300 other female entrepreneurs launch successful HRN's in their communities and her HRN business has grossed almost $4 million. Cohen’s deepest gratification comes from being able to help women find the right balance between career and family and most importantly, from being a mom. Ms. Cohen has appeared on Lifetime's New Attitudes, CBS News, CNNfn and ivillage Live! and in several publications including Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, Parents, Woman's Day,Entrepreneur and Remodeling. Her HRN business has been rated as one of the“Top 10 Home Based Businesses To Start” by both Small Business Opportunities Magazine and Startupnation.com. Ms. Cohen graduated cum laude with a BS in Psychology and Spanish from Union College in Schenectady, NY. She now resides in Hewlett, NY with her husband Charles and two daughters, Emily (17) and Sophie (13).
You can also visit Ms. Cohen's website at www.hrnbiz.com or www.refprocasa.com (Spanish).
Posted on Wed, April 10, 2013