Our company is currently just myself and my brother. This will be our 7th season coming up. Right now we both make a good salary and the business makes a good profit. We don't have to pay workman's comp because we a partners in the business. The way we operate is to Mow Wednesday - Friday and do installs like patios, walls, new lawns ect... on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday if need be (mostly only in the spring). We both work our asses off especially in spring but work really well as a duo. We both have a great work ethic, never late, sick, and understand the faster we work the sooner we're done. Never any problems. We're not completely maxed out on earning potential. As the grass slows down in the summer some customers who don't water cut back to every-other-week. August always seems to be a bit slower for installs too. That time can be filled. The rest of main season March-November is filled, and we work pretty steady through winter with clean ups, installs, and year round maintenance customers. We're at a crossroads where we can start to hire employees, but I wonder if it is worth the headaches I hear about. Right now we have a great thing going. We're very comfortable financially, but its all our labor. FYI I'm 36, he is 31 soon. I can see the company growing and we can't keep up our pace forever. Anyone else been in a similar situation? Thoughts?