I was reading a thread the other day about being busier then ever and not having any real profit gains. At least i hope there was cause i can not find it. Anyway I am a solo operator and everything is paid except for a couple large purchases financed of course. Lately I have noticed that the pocketbook has been a little light as compared to last year. Now i know i have lost a couple of cash accounts but is it just me or everyone I have been getting more and more checks then ever. So now I am hustling up whatever work i can (more landscaping/tree trimming/etc.). And still no real gains, am I bidding things too cheaply or is the economy really in a downturn? Any thoughts or new ideas on how to make a buck would be great.