How do I grow my business to the next level? We are a 2 woman landscaping company in Richmond VA. We love the work and excited about expanding. After a few years of being officially licensed and working to grow the company we are suddenly slammed with work. We have one reliable employee we have recently taken on, but we are feeling the strain of being overwhelmed with returning calls from customers while getting jobs done everyday and then coming home to do designs and somehow schedule estimates in. I know that hiring on more employees is necessary, as is getting another truck. I am wondering how do you find long-term, reliable employees? How do you go from working to managing people everyday, ie should i just drive around managing others at job sites? Also, what are the expenses I can expect for taking on crew? I guess my biggest question is how do I make a profit as I expand the business?