for 5K, you might as well put that money towards an MBA or Law School. This is a hard industry. If I had to do it again, I might not do it.
I'm not disgruntled, either. I make a pretty decent living with some huge accounts, but for the amount of time required to make a landscaping business work, I'm not sure it's worth it.
Just my opinion...
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