I operate a lawn and garden maintenance business in the south of England, U.K. having been established since 1980. Two years ago I was employing up to six employees, most all year round, as I had some commercial contracts. However, the increasing amount of employment legislation and 'red tape' in the U.K. made me question whether it was all worth it. So I decided to phase out my employees and concentrate on working solo for a few residential customers - just the ones who are nice and easy to work for, cutting out the ones who gave me grief. Although my turnover has dropped to around 20% of what it was, my profit margin has gone up in percentage terms, simply because I no longer have the heavy overhead cost of running premises and all the incidental costs of complying with employment legislation. And the mental stress of dealing with employees has just faded away. I haven't been this happy since the day I started my business.