- May 4, 2011
So as some of you know, I just hired my first employee and we are working 7 days a week. I put him on four to five days and I take the rest. So far it seems like I don't make nearly the same money as I did when it was just me working 5 to 6 days a week. So I need to expand. I do book about 25 jobs a week often and lately with increased marketing I am I'm able to book 30-32 and end up giving several a week away to other companies. I was thinking of buying a used second truckmount so I can take the Overflow and work the other van and then hire second guy. But I'm afraid of getting another van and wasting the money and having it just sit there and barely making enough to pay the overhead on it. I also have the opportunity to hire a second guy who I've heard is good at selling additional services and Scotchgard. And maybe if I stay back and look for more business instead of running the second van or working 2-3 days a week, it will quickly grow to having 2 vans run full time. Anyone who grew from one van owner operator into a successful three to four trucks have any opinions or suggestions?