We are a 3 year-old company. My husband and I do all the mowing. He's a full-time firefighter, so we schedule our mows around his work schedule. It has worked pretty well so far, but we are growing and we are on the brink of needing to hire another person. It will be someone to do the mowing while I trim and blow. I am nervous to hire people becuase we have worked very hard to get our equipmet and get a good business going. I just wanted to get thoughts of people who have been in this position. I'm going to be able to offer 8.00/hour. Can I get a quality person for this? What experiences have you had, and what do you look for when hiring? I'm trying to stay away from hiring family or teenagers. And I will not (tyring to be politically correct here) hire people who are not American citizens.