The State of Ohio denies over 50% of the businesses that apply for MBE or EDGE certification—which can be worth $1 million per year. Sure, these businesses probably know what the certification rules say. But there’s a difference between knowing what the rules say and understanding what the rules mean. I want to tell you what they mean.
A lot of people start a business under the notion that they will have more freedom with their time. Eventually, this is a goal that can be realized, but anyone who has spent time building a business knows that this isn't the case in the very beginning. One thing that flourishing business owners have in common is that they know they're strengths and weaknesses. They understand how to operate in the areas in which they shine and build a team that has the skills to handle the rest. In a world where society applauds taking on everything yourself, you're smart enough to realize that this isn't always the best route.
If you want to make the most of your time and your money, you have to know when to push pride aside and get some help.