So 2 weeks ago i have 58 customers and myself and 2 other guys are cutting them each week and i'm paying a total of close to $300 in labor. Additionally, another $150 p/week is going towards gas and other misc expenses. My Gross for each week was approx $920 then less my labor/expenses i'm walking with approx $470 each week. Now get this, my guys were constantly blowing off work IE: showing up late, going home early, not showing up at all and etc etc. So i decide to offer them something different. Out of all my 58 accounts i compile a list of the most efficient route possible and i'm going to cut them myself. 80% of my list consists of easy commercial accounts with the remainder being easy residential. I take 31 account and then i make a list of the remaining 27 accounts. The remaining 27 accounts total a gross income of $408. I propose to my 2 hourly guys that rather than paying them $13 p/hour to work with me, that i'll split the 27 accounts at a 40%me to 60% them ratio. I STAY HOME AND THEY CUT THOSE 27. The only particulars are they use there own truck, gas, pay 100% of all negligence damage and 50% of normal wear/tear on equipment. Essentially, the guys rent my trailer, cut my 27 customers, make more money than they would hourly, spend much less time making better money because I'm cutting 31 myself, and i make money without the burden of them screwing me. So far so good, they have done quality work and have been more responsible. All the while i'm cutting my 31 accounts in a whopping 6 hours alone and netting 512 p/week. Now that combined with their 40% equals a NEW total weekly net income of $675. Is it just me, or was this business move a no-brainer??