I've talked and yammered and preached about how to get started on the right foot with your new entrepreneurial enterprise, a.k.a. your plumbing, HVAC, or electrical outfit. Whether you're already in the service business or slowly entering from remodeling or new construction work, I've laid the groundwork for a profitable, enjoyable future.
All the places to look for your next employee
The answer to this problem is to hire for attitude and train for aptitude. Enlarge the search to your communities, i.e., church, clubs or recreational groups. One of the best moves I ever made was to hire an older person.