I worked solo last year after getting out of a partnership of 5 years. All went well the work was hard and long but money was good. I'm in my early 30's and getting older every year. I was wondering if I should do one more solo year and get out of debt, or hire this guy who wants to work with me. I will have to get more work cause what I have now is just enough for me. (can't always assume you will always get more customers when advertising) I will also have to pay this guy 12-15 per hour. (and if the advertising does not pay off neither will he) So basically get out of debt (about 6,000) not counting loans? Or hope for the best with advertising and being able to afford and employee.