Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to expensive resources like programmers and developers. Many startups that fail in the first year or two of business spend most of their money (read: their investors money) on “development,” thinking that product building is traction. However, constantly building can be a distraction and detrimental to building a company culture around success.
When a business relies on technology like an app or website, it is important to keep costs as low and as efficient as possible. This is so that when true emergencies arise, your company can not only survive, but adapt to the situation
Inc. : 5 Common Mistakes When Building Out a Development Team. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw2KiRmCE
While written with large dev teams in mind, this advice is worth keeping in mind even if you’re still working solo out of your garage.