I am planning on hiring employees next year. I do alot of sod work and have to have more than one person there to do the work. This year I have hired people on the side and such. Next year I want to do it in a more legit way, but I am so small I don't know how to go about it. Is there a way to keep freinds on a payroll and be legit? Or does this just add the costs up having 10 to 12 people on a payroll? Costs such as workmans comp and such. Anyhelp would be appreciated. I posted this in elements of business and got no response. I have a lot to learn about running a business, and I am learning a little at a time.