I am solo, only do this part time, with no full time job other than college. It seems to me that all of my customers want me to be VERY flexible with them, and I wonder if they would do the same to the bigger LCOs in the area. For example: Only cut when its getting very shaggy, not when it needs it. Call and cuts. Pay bills whenever they please, not at the end of the month when I BILL. Sit and talk all day like I actually care, or have the time. etc, etc, etc.... You guys that started out solo and went big- did they do this to you then? Do they do it to you now? What got this all going was that I just called one of my customers to see if they got my flier on aeration and overseeding. The husband gets on the phone and says "No, I talked to Calvin (the first name of the biggest LCO in town (like they are best friends (they arent))), and he suggested some other things, and I am going to try those first." UM, HELLO, I haven't even told you a damn price yet, and i KNOW you aren't ever going to step foot in your lawn, you dip****. ANYWAY- It got me thinking, most of my customers respect my decisions and pay the bills, but some question everything like I dont have a clue. It just got me thinking that if I had 10 fancy trucks with my name on them, maybe people would take me more seriously, and I wonder if that is really the case.... Is it?