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Old 05-15-2005, 12:10 PM
work4green work4green is offline
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Location: Griffin GA
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Question How much money before hiring help?

I've been in business for quite a while, working through high school and college. I've had part time help off and on for certain jobs, but am thinking about getting a full time helper now. I'm curious if those who are in my shoes, or have been in the past, set a goal on income before hiring a full time employee. I'm trying to work as many hours as I can(six days a week), and am booked up for several weeks. I'm increasing my bids to maximize my profits so I can work fewer hours, but working solo can get old.

Is there a threshold of gross income I should set for working a 40-60 hr week, for 4 weeks time?

I have a few numbers in mind, I'm curious what others have done...

To help clarify things here, I'll add that I don't do lawn care. I bushhog fields and brush, in areas that a tractor can't reach. I also cut brush on dams, wet areas, back yards, fence lines, vacant lots, hunting trails and any place you can think of, that a tractor can or cannot reach. This is my niche market, tree services don't like it, most lawn care guys are too busy or lack the equipment. And its just plain hard work...
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