I like having my own business. My wife and I started our own business back when we got married. We liked doing photography, so we were able to turn it into a career. We are not making the money a Hollywood photographer might be making, but we are supporting ourselves. We also have a part time employee. It is not difficult to have a regular employee. It is just a matter of filling out some forms and making sure you keep track of pay on a pay stub. We use https://thepaystubs.com to do that, so it is even easier.
The one nice thing about the Internet is finding information you need. The withholding amounts for taxes and unemployment insurance are all easy to find. You know as well as I do that there is a government form for everything. And, though they might seem like a bunch of mumbo jumbo when you glance at one, they are actually quite informative when you find the right brochure for what you are doing. The withholding tables are all printed. So, I just look at what the pay amount is, and then note how much to withhold. I then go to https://thepaystubs.com and fill out a pay stub. It keeps a record of the week to week totals, and that makes it easy.
Only having one employee, we do not have to worry about a lot of those other government requirements such as providing health insurance. However, we actually do that. Since we pay for our own, we were able to get a great price for an employee. He pays a portion out of his paycheck. And this is a part time employee! You won’t find any employers that provide the benefits we do when you are just part time. We just think it is fair, and we will do it as long as we can afford to.