Unless I have to give out my first paycheck in order to qualify, I am now an employer. I narrowed 50 applicants down to these two. I decided that I don't really like the whole process and so I hope that these guys are keepers. The only thing that I need now is customers. In about 2 weeks my ad campaign goes into high gear and I proceed to do everything that I can to get these guys some work. Maybe it was stupid of me to build everything up like this without any customers but I think that I can do it. Over the winter, I set up a new billing system, formed an LLC, changed my business plan, purchased new equipment, and pretty much built an entire business except for the customers. If all continues to follow the plan, I hope to add 300 accounts this year. If it goes particularly well, the number will be about 450. Ready or not, here I come. P.S. I am not totally an amature here - been doing this for 4 years now but it is all or nothing this time.