Hey Guys (and Girls), I'm looking for some true businessmen/women out there, someone who took their business from absolutely nothing to a REALLY large business. I'm not looking for someone who's satisfied with a few clients, as I want to grow this company huge. Laugh if you must, but that's how I'm doing things. I need advice. What did the big guys do to start out? How do you move from being a keen sole proprietor (such as me lol) to a company that can afford to have at LEAST one employee, and then more in the future. I'm not looking to do this with other peoples money (in the sense of credit cards or anything like that), but purely with the income generated through this business. I understand there are down times, but I need to know what to do during those times as well. As well, when you're hiring that first person (i intend to look for a foreman/woman in training) what do you use as incentive to keep them around, keep them happy, and keep them working happy and hard. I realize I'm young, and I know this forum, so I expect some bashing, some negativity, and some "impossible" comments. But I know this forum well enough to know that there are a lot of helpful people out there as well. I look forward to any and every idea you guys have for me. Thank you VERY much from a young inspired business owner.