Here's the deal, last year was my first year with my business full time. I started from scratch getting everything I needed on credit. A 60"tracer, a 36"yazoo/kees, traded in the ford ranger for a 2004 f250, ended up getting a 1998 chevy 3500 dually with a plow and spreader, trimmers, chain saw, stihl blowers etc. I've got what I need to have a two man crew running, (counting myself). Last year I stayed busy usually 4-6 days a week picking up about 30 mowing accounts and offering landscaping, mulching, mowing, gutter cleaning, you name it. I had a good friend I worked part time as needed on the bigger mulching, prunning, ect. jobs. Now it's year two. I have two trucks, and I'm about to end up with about 42 mowing accounts. Not to mention, two medium sized landscape jobs are in the books, everyone wants mulching, and everything else. My good friend doesn't have the time to help. Is it time to hire my first employee?