Thanks for all the great info. It's refreshing to know there's more people out there that actually like talking irrigation like I do. OK, here's my history- 7 years as golf course superintendent(installed 9 hole system on my own) 3 years running irrigation division at large landscaping company(installed, serviced, project managed all irrigation jobs) Planning to go it on my own April 1. I'm certified through IA and I think I have enough experience to make it work, although I felt a lot more confident in January than I do now that spring is coming. I guess my question is " Are you guys making it owning and running your own irrigation companies?" I don't have any illusions about getting rich doing this but I would like to be able to pay myself at some point. I've got all the business planning done and in line and now I'm sitting around trying to figure out how I'm going to keep work coming in the first year. I know I can make money doing the work and I know I can do good quality work, I'm just worried about getting the work. I've invested some money in fliers and ads but my experience has been that when clients need you they find you. Fliers especially seem very low ROI. New member and this is my first post. Any ideas would be appreciated. I guess I got a case of the new business butterflies.