Small business owners wear many hats and the thought of easing the demands on your time by hiring a worker is tempting. It's natural to assume that once you've got someone to help out, you'll have all this extra time, right? Well, maybe. But don't forget, when you hire someone — especially when you hire for the first time — you have to invest a lot of time in the hiring process, in training the worker to get them up to speed, and in managing records and other responsibilities as an employer.
You may want to ask yourself if you really need to hire someone or just be better organized. If you're having trouble getting organized, try taking a time management seminar, and maybe you'll find the solution to your workload problem.