You don’t need a large team to grow a big business. Purposefully staying small eliminates many of the headaches, overhead, and risk of managing a team while still keeping lots of upsides.
Growth sounds glamourous, but it often means more administrative and management, rather than doing the work that you were good at in the beginning.
A related read is Paul Jarvis’s Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business. Here is an interview with Paul Jarvis on Fizzle.