I am sure this has been talked about before but I will explain my situation. This is my sixth year in the biz for myself and I am growing steadily. I know to expect problems with employee's but it is so hard to find reliable help. It has always been suggested to me to by a friend doing this for 30 years to keep 2 mowing crews of 3 people each and one landscape crew 3 to 4 people. This has been an ideal setup for me but the finding people to work is horrible. If 2 people don't show I'm pretty messed up for the day witch affects the whole week and everyone else. And my customer base suffers. I actually lost 2 customers this year that were on board for 5 yrs with not a complaint because I sent a black employee to there house as apart of a mowing crew. I never even thought like that before now I guess this can be an issue that I had not considered. If guys do show up and produce I could care less about race. I have been considering trying to find immigrant labor I have heard the pro's and cons to this but just want reliable help I love to work and work hard and rather long hours. I live In Ohio so you gotta make 12 months income in 8 moths and look at plowing as a bonus. I would like some opinions from people with similar experience and if I do do this I want to do it right and legal but don't know where to start. I hope this doesn't't turn into a racial topic these are not my intentions I want to do smart business and take care of my client's while making a good living.