BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Erin O’Leary, MBA, Business Broker, BayState Business Brokers

BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Erin O’Leary, MBA, Business Broker, BayState Business Brokers

What is your name?

Erin O’Leary, MBA

What is your occupation?

Business Broker

What is your business name?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

Less than a year

What is your instagram handle?

@mbaidconsulting

What is your linked in URL?

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

Born & raised but moved away, then returned this year!

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

I built, started up, grew & acquired several businesses near Penn State. I got my MBA in my 20's and practically applied it to my businesses, thereby I began engineering my profitability. I decided to return to Boston to continue consulting and Business Brokerage. I now live in the Seaport and my parents still live in the house I grew up in 🙂

What would your clients say about you and your company?

Extremely helpful and professional

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Examine whether your business is serving you, right here, right now.

What is your favorite book?

``Mindset`` by Carol Dweck, PhD

What is your secret weapon? An app, a tool, a organization method, anything?! (Can be a personal or professional life tool)

Reading P&L's and using applied financial ratios

What is your most recent WIN? How are you slaying it in your career or business?

I am working on selling three firms currently - for approximately $2.2M combined

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Help others but don't always put them ahead of you. And don't just hustle - stop regularly to recalibrate based on your personal goals.

How do you enjoy your free time?

Working out on my Peloton and discovering new, fun places in Boston! My favorites are: The Beehive in the theatre district, The Isabella Gardner Museum near the Fens and Lolita in the Seaport.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I began hustling as my own boss in the first grade - with my own newspaper route on the Main Street in Hopkinton.

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