Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series for ALM’s Small Business Guidance program, providing insights and information for small and medium-sized companies.

Miracle Holt simmered under the pressure of having a fiancé and stepdaughter in the house while she worked at home, trying to close deals as a real estate agent. She quickly realized she needed to outsource some tasks, lean into her strengths and prune some relationships to allow her to grow her business.