Here's a thought.... I have a very good friend of mine who lives in a different part of the state who has seen my small lawncare business take off and do well. He was recently downsized from work, is 32 with a house, wife, 2 kids, and doesn't have a huge nest egg in the bank. He called me last night and asked me what I thought about this scenario for himself.... He only has a 21" mower, weedeater trimmer, and a 4 door family car. BUT he does have a nice Echo PB 620 magnum blower, rake and tarps/cans. Here is his thoughts.... He wants to start a lawncare buisness for this fall doing leaf removal and fall clean ups, he called asking me if I thought this was a good idea, he thinks he could posibly do 2-3 clean ups per day and make somewheres around 200-300 per day 5-6 days a week for about 6 weeks and have enough cash to carry him through the winter and then use his tax return money in feb to buy used equipment and what not for lawn season.... but as of right now he has done no advertising and has no customers. I didnt know exactly what to tell him to expect since this will be my first fall season myself, but what does everyone else think? Think this could be done with the correct advertising and being the fall season? I told him I think it would be possible, but wanted others opinions as well. Thanks guys. By the way, we are located in Upstate NY area, so leaf season is like less then 2 weeks away!