I'm having second thoughts. Our business is at a crossroads right now. There is so much business, actually backed up due to May and June's constant rain, that my husband and I cannot handle it all. We need an additional person to help shoulder the responsibility..i.e. running the jobs and making sure they get started and completed on time. I'm out doing sales calls, estimates,design, and troubleshooting...and my husband along with 2 employees are doing the installations. We recently canned our hardscape subcontractor for unethical behavior...now our workload has increased greatly. We have one guy working with us for $20.00 an hour..he has great experience in both landscape and hardscape, has managerial skills, and speaks fluent spanish. He has shown an interest in part ownership in our business but I am unsure of his motives. I am hot and cold with him....one day he is great..and another day he will call and say hes not coming in because hes doing work on the side. He says if he were a partner he would dedicate all of his time to the business, but since hes not, he needs to do his "own thing" to pay his bills. Our business is a corporation, so we would have to sell him shares......but he has no money to put up. He only has a few pieces of equipment and 7 clients. He would only be bringing his skills and good looks to the business. We could really really use him though.... but I'm just not sure if he would be as dedicated as he says he would. Deep down inside, I'd like things to remain as they are and just have a really good foreman...but its impossible to find one here... we've tried.