In terms of equipment, I was lucky because I had enough money to pay cash for all equipment that i bought. This has saved me money (interest charges).
I started with a 21" mower that my mother, and a weed eater. I then bought a blower, and a new Gravely mower. Then i purchased a trailer.
I had a lot of help from family, borrowed Mom mower, and grandfathers trailer.
-Go above and beyond (by a little) so the customer will give you a good name
-Start small, and never look back
Glen O. Raggio, Jr.
R & R Yard Service