Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Moira Riccio, Owner of Mo's Healthy Living, located in Wenham, MA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am a Massachusetts Realtor who specializes in buying and selling property on Boston's North Shore.

Tell us about yourself

I am the consummate networker and connector. After staying home to raise my four children, I turned my passion for fitness into a career, eventually opening my own Pilates studio, where I train clients individually and in groups. When in-person appointments took a turn with COVID-19, I attained a Precision Nutrition certificate and created a Health Coaching program called "GETMOFIT," and shared at-home videos and inspiration with a YouTube channel,"moirasfitness." In November 2020, I got my Real Estate license and used my past corporate sales experience to help clients buy and sell properties. I have found that my new "Mo's Healthy Living" business is a compilation of everything I've done in my career, listening to clients' needs, having compassion and empathy, marketing, and staying organized to successfully manage the process. It's people-oriented, creative, and, ultimately, rewarding.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Finding the right fit for a buyer or getting above the listing price for sellers! Oftentimes, this is the biggest investment of their lives, and clients are so grateful!

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Keeping track of expenses and gifts. I am a giver and can be a little too generous!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Create a business plan.
  2. Give it time.
  3. Trust yourself (and the universe) that you are the best person for the job... your people will find you!

Where can people find you and your business?


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