I had this possibility this year, IF a couple of new commercial jobs came through. The difference is I have a couple of friends who are self employed and volunteered to be my employees until I can get a crew. Not that I could pay them any less, but I can trust them and they know the quality of the work that I do.
While I am very good at what I do, a business plan is not my strong suit. when the time comes that I have no choice but to expand, I think a consultant may be money well spent. Possibly even a year before I hire. That way there are limited surprises going in.
Doesn't matter what you use, only how it looks at the end of the day!!!
Low overhead is king.
Celebrating America one yard at a time!!!