Hey everybody, I just wanted to introduce myself and tell everyone that I have learned a lot of information and helpful tips from this site. I will be launching my lawn care company in April of 2007 full time! I am taking the leap from the corporate world and into the world I love, working out doors. I just wanted to comment on the general reception I have encountered from other LCO operators, dealers, and others in the industry. I realize that I am in the minority in this field (being a woman) but would like to say I am happy to report I have had nothing but plesant encounters all along the way! I have received my fair share of comments (how nice it is to see a woman in shorts and workbooks) but it is nothing making a joke right back doesn't fix. Overall, I have found that having a respect for the business, acknowleddging how tough the work can be, treating everyone with respect, and operating an honest business (no low balling) is more important than my gender. Just wanted to get some opinions or thoughts on women working in this field. Mostly what I have found is I am sweating just as hard as the guys, and they respect me for that. It has been great getting to know hard working and friendly people instead of the normal 'too good for you' corporate crowd!