I don’t want someone looking over my shoulder at my books and saying, oh you you’re making too much or keeping too much of your profit (in comparison to what our employees make). My husband and I are the ones taking the risks, paying the bills, and not taking help from anyone to get it done. Plus doing it with no debt. We pay our employees well for what they do. Not all are paid the same, but according to their experience, duties and how long they’ve been here. Plus they get 2 bonuses a year, one in December and one in May or June—amount is based on the same as their hourly pay. None of our employees even starts at minimum wage, but above it. My dad, who was self-employed all of his adult working life, said if you pay minimum wage you get minimum work. For most people that is true, but not all, of course.