The 90+ hour weeks were killing me so it was time to bring in some help…
I took advantage of the government apprenticeship scheme, moved into an office, and recruited a young apprentice.
It took the basic website updates and maintenance off my shoulders, and allowed me to spend more time on client design and marketing.
That led to a snowball effect of more demand for our services, so the hires kept on coming.
We were up to 6 employees within a year of taking on our first, and the client list was rapidly building.