So here's the thing, I need to expand and I don't know how to go about it. I am at the end of my second year on my own. My business has taken off a lot quicker than I thought it would...Thank GOD! I am at the point now though, that I have to bring on at least one guy. This year I have had my Father in law working with me on bigger jobs, but he has made it clear, that he doesn't want to continue doing this. My original plan involved my best friend moving up here to help me, but I don't think that is going to happen. I love this work and I want to make my business a success. I already have almost 40k in landscape work scheduled for the coming spring. Not to mention, the maintenance and snow work. I'm scared of bringing on employees. I'm worried about putting a guy or two on payroll and end up having them quit, be unreliable or worse, trying to steal customers to do their own thing. Heck, I don't even know how to put people on payroll. I used to think that I would just stay solo, but I think that you can only reach a certain point of growth without additional hands. So, if I want to bring on additional help, what would be the best course? Do I straight up hire someone, try to partner up with somebody, or bring someone on as a subcontractor? I'm really starting to feel the growing pains. I hope that someone that went through this can help with some advice, because right now, I don't have a friggin clue what to do.