I went full time self employed two years ago. I started with mobile welding then began fabricating out of my garage. I moved into a 2000sq ft lease shop seven months back. My customer base is growing rapidly. Currently I have more work than I can do. I have 0ne full time employee, 1099, helper/apprentice skill level and a part time skilled employee. My troubles are now that I'm covered up with work I don't have time to handle the business side. Following up new potential customer inquires, estimating bids, book keeping, logistics- material research, shipping, etc.. I need to hire a skilled welder/ fabricator to free up my time to grow the business but I'm not sure I could guarantee a consistent 40 hr week and would have to do the Workman's comp, payroll taxes, etc...I can't keep up with the books now. Which brings me to my question...Can any of the business owners suggest a booking keeping system that works for a small fabrication business, purchasing..materials...supplies...shipping, delivery costs...travelexpenses...invoicing...accounting... banking...etc...Currently I'm attempting all by hand myself. Not enough hours in the day. How do you established business owners handle everything?