Originally Posted by Kelly's Landscaping
You aren't kidding about that. Iv been in the trade 25 years this is my 11th in business and we are coming the the conclusion that we can not make any real money with employees. My data shows I make a small profit sometimes break even most time and loose my shirt some times with employees. The more work the worse it gets.
Your either paying them too much, or again not charging enough resulting in a negative cash flow situation, so it looks like your making money but really your not. Another thing I've found is you really gotta watch your efficiency like someone said above, employees will drain you dry if you don't.