If any of you employ - at what level of work did you take staff on? Would you do it again? I know it can be tricky trying to get the first employee up and running - before you take them on you are massively over worked, and canvassing on top - or alternatively take a bit of a hit on income if take them on and then build. I have been fortunate inasmuch that my wife comes out with me when i am over run - so helps keep things under control - and then I managed to find a good lad that wanted a few days per week while at college. Now though - spring is here and the work is coming in - My college lad has left to concentrate on his studies & the age old question comes into the mind - Employ, or not employ? I have recently re-structured my work, cut out the time wasters, and changed over to a monthly cycle instead of 4 weekly - so can keep up ok, but as the insurances, PAYE scheme etc are all in place it seems a shame not to push forward.