Originally Posted by cpllawncare
If you've only got 5k I wouldn't be trying to start out on both sides of the fence per say, I would focus on either maintenance (1st choice) or design install (Probably not) at your age you have plenty of time to grow and learn. don't try to be a overnight sensation, realize it will take years upon years to grow into something with only a 5k startup. Looks like a BP blower is about the only true upgrade you need, use the rest on operating capitol you'll need it. Take 2500 and stick it in a separate maintenance account.
I have done work with pavers, 6x6 timbers and some walls. The only thing that I would really sell would be the timber walls. I've done quite a few of them myself. alsoi have been doing the mulch beds/shrub trimming/ sods ect for the past 3 years. I feel like i'm able to quote those types of jobs to make money but I always feel like somethings left on the table. now that I am going completely legit I need a way of figuring my number more precise.