Today I bring you part three of our boss mom series highlighting moms who are holding it down in the small business world. Today’s Boss Mom is Meaghan Greco, a stay at home mom of two humans and one fur baby, she finds mindset to be everything about being a successful stay at home mama running a business (or in this case two)! Alongside her high school sweetheart Brett, they run two small business’ focused on leaving the world a better place than they found it. You can check out their property management company here, and their mission to leave the world a better place through motivation here.
Introduce yourself, if you don’t mind feel free to talk about your experience as a mom! Now for the fun part, give me a quick run down of what you do!
Hello! My name is Meaghan Greco (@raising.kind.kids on insta), I’m married to my high school sweetheart Brett, a mom to an (almost) 3 year old boy (Braiden) and a 10 month old girl (Anya)! I also have a 1 year old kitty, Mercy! My husband and I own a property management company (@grecoequities) where we remodel houses and manage rental properties. We also own a brand called Motivational Mandate (@motivational.mandate). Here we spread positivity, economical awareness and help others harness their true potential. In addition to all of that, I am also an assistant to a few realtors at Knox Haschig Real Estate Group of William Raveis.
What are some of your favorite aspects of being a self employed mama? What has been a struggle as a working mom in a self run business?
My journey as a stay at home mom began when I was 5 months pregnant with my son. I am a more natural minded mama, and am dedicated to breastfeeding my children. Currently, I am tandem nursing both babes. Though the benefits outweigh the negatives, it is so hard for me as a mother to find a community of other mamas who are in a similar space as me. Not many can relate to nursing not only a toddler but also a baby; I am always in demand. I home school preschool my toddler, tend to a high maintenance baby, and run a couple businesses from my home.
Why did you decide to get into the small business game? What drew you to the line of business you’re in?
We decided to get into small business because my husband and I wanted to be able to spend more time as a family and less time working under someone else’s control. My husband has always done handy man work so we were familiar with that industry. When it comes to Motivational Mandate, we really just want to make a positive impact on this earth, and set a good example and foundation for our children’s future. I am so so so unbelievably blessed to be a stay at home/ work from home mama. Although I feel I am always being pulled in 10 different directions 24/7 365, it means I’m giving my children the ultimate gift, a loving foundation built by the hands of their parents.
Any advice for mamas that want to go into a business of their own?
To the mama thinking about going on her own business venture, I just have to say dive in! Research, but then jump! Even if you balance a W-2 job with your small business until you get fully on your feet do it! Sacrifice now to gain later. Never give up on yourself. Remember WHY you’re doing what you’re doing, and go for it. Your only competition is who you were yesterday.
Now for the wrap up, what is one thing you wish more people understood about being a mom in general?
Mindset is everything in motherhood. It is overwhelming, and stressful and hard! But how you react to your set backs or tantrums really make or break your sanity. Do all actions with love!