I was in an auto accident which totaled my 1999 Camaro, I was in the process of buying another Camaro with the $9,500 I got from the other guys insurance company when I decided to buy a truck and start a business! I'm buying a 17 HP Toro 42 inch cut Z-turn mower for $2599.00 Plus a Honda push edger 4.5 HP, a Ryobi straight shaft weedeater and a Ryobi backpack leaf blower.. What else should I get? I guess I'll also need a little push mower, rakes, maybe or shovel.. I already have a few clients lined up. I'm 20 years old so I don't have many bills so I can afford to slowly build the business if that's what it takes. But I'm confident, I've been selling motorcycle parts on eBay since I was 14. I was the richest kid in middle school. So I have a good "business" background and now how to sell a product. I made some great brochures explaining my services and about contracts. I'll try to get a file link so ya'll can see that soon. I'm also buying a 5X8 trailer and I'll weld a box on the front to keep everything in, so it won't get stolen. Opinions? Suggestions? I heard the best way to get customers is by word of mouth. I have a friend who runs a heating and air company, pretty big company, and we're gonna swap business cards, so when he gives a bill to someone, my card will be attached and vise versa, to kinda advertise to each other. Which is good cause he probably see's 10+ customers a day. I also come from a big family with alot of friends so I'm trying to get all our friends as clients plus offering discounts if they bring in clients. My base price for an average yard around here is $35, if they refer someone who uses me on a regular basis, I'll drop their price to $30 permanetly. I'm also stating in the brochure, that I make my visits 3 to 4 times a month. "Either every 7 or every 10 days depending on the condition of your property." Meaning, for a really nice yard with good grass, every 7 days, for the average yard every 10. Any tips would be greatly appeciated! Thanks!!!