My assistant claims she's overworked and that we need a second one. She may be right, but I want to get some feedback from you all. For some background, I'm been an independent FA (it is just me and my assistant in the office) in the mid-west for about 3 years and before that I was with EDJ, my assistant was with me at EDJ, assets are about $87,000,000, production this year should be between $550 and $600k, I pay her about $40k base and about $8k bonus plus full health care and Simple IRA contribution. She works hard, about 45 hours per week. I'm young and my business is growing (I'd of course like to grow more). Mostly fee-based but also do some VA's and other commission business. She does all paperwork, is licensed, does mailers, handles incoming calls, check requests, works with back office, etc, etc. We both stay very busy. So.... am I too small to hire a second part-timer? Your advice and/or experiences would be appreciated.