Well, I decided that next year I will be hiring someone to help me out. This is my first year as an LCO and really love doing this kind of work but it is time for a change. There are several advantages to do this. First, I won't have to do all of the work myself. Right now I am exhausted and a helper will make things much easier on me. Secondly, I can lower my prices, pick up more customers, but make more money. With a helper I should be able to increase productivity by at lease 50%. Thirdly, I can begin training someone to be a crew lead. This will allow me to eventually spend more time developing business and doing design work (I am getting a degree in Landscape Design). Are any of you other solo operators feeling the same way?