I recently turned my freelance for-fun job of desiging web sites and promoting musicians to a full-fledged business. It's growing rapidly and I have almost too many clients that I know what to do with (key word: almost). I have been toying around with the idea of hiring 1-2 people part time (who would work from their homes, as I obviously don't have an office) to help in doing maintentance work for some of these sites, research, and perhaps some programming (hesitant on the last one, as that could be expensive). Basically, I just need some people that can help do some of the more menial tasks (which add up with each new client I add). Business-wise, I will just bill them as outsourced freelancers, and the legal stuff I can sort out. The part that sort of worries me is that I am 19 and if I interview prospective people for the job, I want to ensure I am taken seriously. I'm thinking as long as I present me and my company professionally, I should be fine. But, what are your thoughts? Would you be uncomfortable being interviewed for a job by a 19 year old? I will make it clear in the job posting that I'm looking for freelancers, preferably students. I am still in college -- can I take on paid interns if I work with them? I'm currently interning somewhere else, so I think that might even be odd (especially considering my age). I'm planning on paying these people about $10/hr so it obviously will be targeting a younger market looking for extra cash, not more expensive professionals. Lastly, if I do go interviewing people, any suggestions for my own safety? I'd obviously be meeting people in a public place during the day and alert someone else about when I'm expected back, but there's always risk for a young woman meeting strangers. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!