As a business owner, I was touched and encouraged by Clay Mathile's encouragement expressed through this article. Thank you Mr. Mathile! Written by Josh Pichler / Cincinnati.com
Mathile shared the story on Thursday at the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 event, where he was the keynote speaker. Mathile’s speech was an affirmation of the entrepreneurial spirit that drives private business owners - “you did build it,” he said firmly – with advice sprinkled in.
“The toughest thing you’ll ever do in your life is run your own business and put your own capital at risk,” Mathile said. “Only the business owners who put their capital at risk, and create jobs and opportunities for others, truly know what that kind of pressure feels like.”