Working Solo vs Starting a Firm

  • Category: Running Your Business

Are you thinking about building a firm instead of staying solo? Jonathan and I explore the pros and cons from every angle, including how to decide which approach is right for you.

We tackle questions like these: What’s the difference between a building a firm vs. hiring support staff? How can you grow a business without hiring junior employees? Are there ways to experiment with building a firm without betting the business on it?

Our bottom line? Don’t let the market turn your work into something you hate.

For another take on leveraging your business, check out our Unretirement episode here.


– “When you’re playing with other people’s lives, small leaps are better.”—RM
– “If you’re not ready to fire someone, you’re not ready to hire someone.”—JS
– “To build a firm, you need cash, patience, and humility.”—RM