Hey guys! So we are now into September and this has been my first "official" year of landscaping. I gotta tell ya which I'm sure a lot of y'all have experienced, it is great when things are great ..lol. Anyway. I am posting in search of advice of or some type of guidance. My main career is in law enforcement. I've been doing it now for a little over 3 years. I have always been the one who said "why make someone else rich? Find a way to make something out of yourself". I have always done lawn care for friends and family but nothing on the scale I'm at now. I started my business this past March and as predicted, I only had about 3 yards for the first two or three months. Maybe one or two landscaping jobs. Also! Keep in mind I chose to go full force with my business while also being a cop because of the schedule I had. I work 4 days on ..4 days off every week and I could tell you what shift I'm working 5 years from now. So on those 4 days off I would plan and schedule jobs. I have made sure every customer knew prior to hiring me that I am in law enforcement and with that and the weather the cuttings could be pushed back. ( I haven't had a yard go past more than 3 days it was originally scheduled) So everything had been going great. I was working my normal shifts with my agency and then on my 4 days off I'd hustle and go work. I bought a nice trailer, practically new zero turn paid in full, found two trimmers, two back pack blowers on line for sale and fixed them up to run like champs. I had a good start. Now, here we are in September I am making a little over $2,000 a month. REMEMBER! this is on the side. I know you ballers out there are killing it and this is less than a weeks pay for ya. But, $2,000 on top of my normal salary isn't bad and as I'm sure you all are I come home and go right to work now. I have about 15 yards a week and have just been working as hard as I can and it's paid off definitely. Here is my problem... I am now transferring to a different agency. Certain things have led me to have no choice but to make this change and I will no longer have the 4 on 4 off schedule. There is no way I can complete the yards I have now in two days. They go from small homes to 3+ acre homes. It just won't work by myself. I should make just over $20,000 this year in the business. And sure! I would love to grow and get bigger for next year but how I will I be able to manage that on a new schedule with 2 days off is what's keeping me up at night. I see the money in this business. I love hustling and the fact that I get to start from nothing and make it into something awesome. I don't want to throw it away after year one. I also don't want to quit law enforcement after 3 years to do this... (the Acadamy wasn't that easy just to throw away so soon into the career lol) So like I said I'll make just over $20,000 this year. I can only hope that business will continue to grow like it is come next year but I only have so many options...how do I hire someone? I use my new 2016 Ram 1500 to haul everything... and that is my only vehicle. I do not want or trust to hire some stranger and let them drive it... and if I put an ad up, how do I say I'm looking to hire someone but they need to have a truck?.... how that sounds in my head can only sound worse in yalls. If anyone has tips on how to go about this please! Share! If I can't find a solution I'll have to try selling what I have... but I' know how successful this can be for my family and I and don't want to let a good opportunity go so soon. I am open to any suggestions! And please I am just looking for advice... no harsh comments or Monday morning quarter backing... I see a lot of ppl asking for advice on here and they somehow get grilled by a lot of ppl instead. Thanks guys!!