ive been reading the forums but all the information is a bit overwhelming, so I thought it best to ask, sorry if it's been covered. I've been in business for over 6 years, the first 4 on my own, the last 2 my wife joined me, but now I'm thinking of taking on another person to free me up so I can concentrate on getting more traffic to the website. But what is the "real" cost of employing someone? The way I look at it is for example if I paid someone £1k p/m I would have to sell an extra £4K to cover them, I haven't worked it out exactly. At this time of year it's busy but during the summer some days I can manage on my own, so I guess I'm thinking of zero hours, I'm not keen on zero hours contracts but it seems the best option at the moment. Any advice would be appreciated.