After 6 years full-time in the business I've hit the wall. I have 2 fulltime employees and a bit over $100k in sales. I make enough to get by but I'm not getting ahead. Worse yet, every time I put a little back to expand something comes up...whether it's a busted hydraulic motor for the company or a leaking water heater at home - it's always something. Getting by but not getting ahead. As you guys all know to well, right now the banks aren't lending and I'm not borrowing. So I've come up with a "sideways" solution to raise capital needed to add a dedicated landscape truck, new trailer, skidsteer and other equipment needed to grow to the next level. I've accepted a fulltime job with my old employer and am turning over daily operations to my assistant. I've gradually eased myself out of running the mowing route since late July. A few minor problems, but that was to be expected. If all goes as planned the lawn care business should be banking an additional $3k a month after picking up an additional worker and other expenses caused by me not being there day-to-day. I've got a lot of procedures in place that are working so far (or need a bit more tweaking). Looking for ideas....what am I missing? By the way. I'll still be invoicing and scheduling. Bookkeeping is already outsourced. I'll be doubleing up on maintenance/repairs beyond operator checks and service in my "free" time each evening.