Best tip Research your area. be sure this is what you want to do and then jump in with both feet, Buy the best, get all that you need to be successful. If you go into debt to buy what you need thats great. If you have your house and car on the line you will be successful becuase you have to much to loose you will do what ever it takes to accomplish that goal.If that means going back to school you will, if it means moving 50yds of mulch by hand you will, or you will figure out how to have someone else do it and you make a profit off there work. nothing ventured nothing gained. And only you know what you consider successful.