Alright guys, currently I'm working for someone else right now. He's actually a friend from school, we're both seniors. Currently I make 8 bucks and hour and hes got about 90 lawns over a two week period with majority of the lawns being weekly. Well, originally I had some money saved up and I was going to start my own business next year. But he asked me what I was going to do yesterday, and he mentioned paying me 10 bucks an hour if I came and worked with him next summer. Now, I won't work for 10 bucks an hour, but I figured I'd say 11 or somewhere around there and see what he says, which I'm sure he'll say yes. I work pretty hard, and this whole summer I haven't been late once, or called in sick or anything. So anyways, heres my dilemma, I'm not sure if I want to try my own business next summer or work for him. To be honest I really don't care working for him, sometimes hes alright and funny, but other times he can be lazy and it just pisses me off, not to mention some of the accounts he has I can't stand. And I think it would be cool to venture off and do my own thing. On the other hand, if I worked for him I'd know for sure I'd be making pretty decent money, and I could take that money I had saved for a mower and stuff and put it towards a motorcycle that I've been wanting. My problem is I'm afraid that if I do my own business, then next summer I'll only get a few accounts and then I'll have wasted all the money on the equipment and he'll have found someone else. If I were to do my own biz my goal would be at the least 10 yards a week, cause I'd like to be able to rake in atleast 1,000 a month, more if possible. So what do you guys think? Sorry for being so long.