Cash Rich or Poor?
Yes, operating Exp. + all unexpected, i.e. buying fuel, insurance, material and supplies for a job.
I would, as it has been said before, "Find one thing and do a lot of it".
Its tempting to do a lot things to get traction but can you do a lot of things and keep quality?
Me, I would bank money, grow in knowledge, get hands on and develop a good honest customer relations and work ethic.
The banking money part is important, to many unknowns that could happen.
Drought, Storms, Injury, Wreck, Theft, good insurance helps the latter 2 but cash on hand helps all of them.