I am about to finish school, and am trying to decide where my market for a landscaping and maintenance business will be. I also am trying to develop a business plan to show investors that I am serious and have put time into my decision. My questions are...does anyone have a business plan that they would be willing to share, and how do I get sufficient information to determine where the best market is going to be in my area? I have three possibles in which I have valuable connections to at least give me some sort of "push" towards $$$$$ and accounts. Thanks for the help, Mark P.S. One guy that I used to work landscaping for told me that most landscapers and maintenance business usually have debt for 5 yrs before a good profit is established. Is this true? If not, it will not surprise me...the guy went out of business 5 months after I left.