MOTHERHOOD & BUSINESS by Tasha Berry-MonroeApr 5th, 2017 | By owner | Category: Blogs & Op-eds, Business, News & Features
“Mother’s Day is a time to honor the mother of a family, motherhood, and the influence a mother has in the family”, Wikipedia. Mother’s Day for business woman Tasha Berry-Monroe goes beyond the traditional celebration. She will also be recognized for fulfilling a role generally reserved for the father; raising a family of entrepreneurs.
Berry-Monroe has been the inspiration behind five family businesses. Two that she founded and three others that she inspired. Berry-Monroe’s son, daughter and nephew all got their start working at TBS Facility Services Group (TBS), a family business that has been operating since 2006, in Washington, D.C., Northern, VA and Prince Georges County, MD.
TBS is a minority woman-owned, small disadvantaged business 8(a) that specializes in office relocation, IT disconnect/reconnect and asset management. TBS also operates the Phoenix Reintegration Project, LLC, a nonprofit founded by Berry-Monroe. The nonprofit organization supports the transition and education of returning citizens back into society.
Although her son Delane and daughter Bria still work for the family business, they followed in the footsteps of their matriarch by starting their own businesses.
Their days includes managing and training the many TBS employees and providing support to the Phoenix Reintegration Project.
“Walking the fine line of being both a mother and a boss is not easy”, admits Berry-Monroe. She didn’t push or encourage her children into becoming entrepreneurs. She simply led through example.
“I used to tell my children when they were in grammar school,” said Berry-Monroe, “I won’t be around forever and the only person who is going to give you security in life is you!”
A typical day for Bria includes managing a multiyear contract at the General Services Administration (GSA). Nights and weekends, she’s busy running Bri’s Boutique, which specializes in fashionable and unique boutique accessories for women.
Son Delane manages to find time to build his own custom clothing company Lane22Clothing. Between working busy days, some nights and many weekends while managing one of several relocation projects (Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 1273 Moves to include the breakdown, removal and disposal 950 workstations), he has managed to turn his own dream into a reality.
Relocating government agencies and large companies also includes disconnecting computers, networks and improving the network efficiency at the new location. Jamar does that as a subcontractor at TBS. He also has many other clients that DynamicVSolutions.com serves. He started his company to provide IT, enterprise architecture and virtualization solutions to federal agencies, and public, private companies.
“Mothers are very influential in the family, so it’s natural that being a woman entrepreneur will rub off on my children and other relatives in the family”, says Monroe-Berry. “Who believes that the biggest advantages in a family of entrepreneurs is in the creation of generational wealth”.
With Kind Regards,
Tasha Berry-Monroe, President
TBS FACILITY SERVICES GROUP, LLC
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