I have a buddy who is also a contractor that I help out every now and then and he is busy 365 days a year but doesn't hire anyone. I work about half the year and have two employees.
I make well more profit then him because of how I work, I get in and get the job done then leave.
He is so busy running from job to job doing an hour of work here and there that he gets nothing done, he ends up getting people mad at him and he has to call me to come finish up jobs.
I relax much of the year with no worries and he is stressed out every day.
He keeps telling me it is the work comp he doesn't want to deal with.