Catherine & Barry Cohen

A little about our guests. 

Barry & Catherine met on a BBS (pre-cursor to internet dating) in 1995. They moved to Arizona from New York not long after. They’ve been married since 1996. In 2003 after each having a successful business and being members of a barter exchange, they decided to launch one themselves.

In 2009 with a business partner, they created software for the barter industry and sold their exchange in 2013. Barry and Catherine continue to run Barter21 Software ( and train those who want to start and grow a successful barter exchange.

After many suggestions from friends to create “The Barry and Catherine Show,” a suggestion from a friend about creating a podcast led quickly to the creation of Together 24/7.

A little about their business. 

Barter21 is a barter exchange management software created by BCL Soft. The company was launched in 2009 when Barry and Catherine became frustrated with the lack of good barter exchange management software. Their passion is working with established exchanges to help them reach the next level as well as helping new exchanges launch and build.

One piece of advice (the nutshell version)

IF a thought or a feeling keeps coming up…if multiple people say the same thing, no matter how crazy it sounds, listen. There is a clear direction when you ask a clear question.

Reading Material

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles