Hey guys, I need your help. Here is my issue. I currently know my costs to operate per hour based upon all expenses associated with my business. I know how many hours I worked last year, and have a rough guess of how many I will work this year. As LCO's if we use the number of hours a general business man works in a year our numbers will be way off, so we have to gauge how many we will work based upon number of tasks and time per task. Here is where I am running into a problem. I have always worked by myself, or with one person here and there to get some jobs done when I get behind. I am graduating from UNCC next week and will be working on landing some larger accounts in which an assistant would be very helpful. Right now, I have no idea how many accounts I will get or how many hours I can expect to work the new employee as it all depends on how much work comes in. Say I have 50k in cost per year, and I estimate I will work 1800 hours in one season/year. My Cost per hour is 27.7 bucks per hour. So I bill out a price of lets say 50 an hour. Well, if I have another employee, my costs will increase, but not as fast as much as my hours in theory. So my new cost per year are 85k and hours worked are 3600 so my new costs per hour is 23.6. The number should continue to decrease until you reach encounter the law of diminishing returns correct? I want to bid jobs according to what my costs will be at the end of the contract, rather than the begging because I dont want to loose money at the end of the year. Please, if it is obvious, just state it and dont be to hard on me.