Why is it so hard to find good help???? I'm solo in my first year doing it part time and need the help but every kid I've hired is late, sloppy, on the phone, etc. I can't find a quality guy that does quality work even when I pay $15 per hour!
My advice is to stay within your means and stay solo...grow slowly so you can learn the business and little tricks as you go. Also, buy good equipment...it will make it easier on your older frame