I don't mean you might be better off working alone just yesterday, from reading your posts it sounds like you might be better off working alone on a daily basis. I know it's important to answer phone calls and all but unless you are getting 10-15 calls daily the extra expense and headaches of having an employee could be holding your business back from growing. I know when I work alone I am much more efficient and there is no stress until I'm trying to do 4 jobs a day. I have my 18 year old son working for me and if he decides he doesn't want to do anymore I'll be in no hurry to hire anyone else. Even when I work alone I manage to answer at least 70% of calls and the 30% I miss get called back within 30 minutes and usually within 10 minutes.