I know what you mean and unfortunately also know a few similar stories, but no need to worry in my case because I'm the responsible person.
I guess there are quite a lot of forum members who work in their own companies. I also started as a one man band, but perosnally slowly lost control of everything - paper work, too much work all the time, no time for future development, etc.,..and you have to mention that you also have a personal life.
So insted of trying to somehow make everything by myself I started to realize that it would turn it into a "rat race", if I could call it like that. I would like to make steps forward, instead of just stop at one point. What I mean - "in worst case" you can still be a one man band, without any problem, but I guess it's in my nature to keep on going forward. So building a small team is the right way to go in my opinion. If it won't turn out like planned then there is nothing to do and I can still for example just repair composite products and work on a few parts etc.,..but I would rather keep on developing new products, for example would prefer to work in a company where I could work on future development instead of having my own company that would "only" repair frames etc., hope you know what I mean.
I have nothing to loose, in my opinion the biggest mistake would be not learning my twin brother how to work with composites (so I can also give him a job that is so hard to get these days) and he's very happy that we can work togehter and I can also work on other things, so everyone can give their best. Mention that there are also projects that aren't related to cycling and it would be stupid to try to make everything by my own, because I couldn't. We are slowly growing and I'm really happy that it is like it is, of course with the right team. At this moment we are a small team of 3. But I completely understand that people are worried about what I'm doing, and I really appreciate that, don't want to turn out arrogant, but I know what I want and what I'm doing.
I know that some might dissagree with me, nothing wrong with that, but what I wrote is only my point of view and just to give you an idea how I'm thinking,...hope it's not too boring to read those kind of comments. Otherwise you never know what the future will bring, it might be that working with carbon these days is like working with plastic decades ago if you know what I mean, we will never know, but why making worries because of that now, just keep on going..
Anyway, here just some more photos of one of the projects that were just finished:
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