I`ve have a small service business and also had an employee or two. I hated it and learned that it`s not worth having employees unless you have enough of them. The amount of work and costs and regulations that you have to follow with employees just isn`t worth it for me to run a business with just a couple of employees. I would love to have a decent amount of people working the business at some time, but would like to grow into that as the businesss expands. So that`s just a short overview of my experiance. But here`s the real question. CAN I USE THE LLC MODEL TO AVOID HAVING EMPLOYEES? So each new member is also the team member that does the work out on the field. They would be a part of the business as a member having right to vote and guide the business but at the same time they would do the work. From what I`ve read I think this can work but I`m just not sure. Overall I think this model would clear up some of the headaches with having additional people as employees. At the same time it would give the people working a sense of being part of the company instead of just "worker bees". Any imput would be greatly appreciated.