I think it is all in organization. If need be hire someone else that is cheaper. I know I start guys out at $8, and I tell them there is plenty of room for growth and responsibility. If you get you someone eager to work and grow with you then great. But if you don't find the root of the problem it will just happen again. But I do not see how $50 per hour for you and another guy is running you into the ground. Unless you just have a ton of expenses that you're not saying, a gambling problem, drug addiction, I have no idea. But I would stop paying $1000 on your mower for right now. Damn thing should be paid off by now then. And keep your expenses separate. You don't pay your advertising and mower from the same salary you pay yourself.