A little background: I currently work 40/hours each week doing maintenance for the local school district. I get insurance, benefits etc. The pay isn't great, but the benefits are something my wife refuses to go without. As a result she cringes every time I suggest something about doing lawn care full time. I must keep her happy so that's just how it is. This is my first year in the business. I have 20 weekly clients, and have pretty good profit margins. Probably 45/hour after expenses. I have been working 15 hours/week doing my lawn care which is busy, but is fine. Looking forward I can see this business continuing to grow to the point there is no way I can do it myself while working elsewhere 40 hours/week. I don't want to turn down the clients, and I want the extra income. Here is where I want your input. Do any of you work a full time job and hire another person or two to take care of your lawns for you? What are the pros and cons? Should I stay in the field and do as much as I can myself? I certainly want my employee to do a good job and know what he's doing. I imagine I could work with him/them once/week or so. Let me know your thoughts on the whole situation, what has worked for you etc. Thanks a lot!