Start eye-balling what types of ZTR's you need for the size properties you most likely will be servicing. Save your $$$ over the winter & sell that tractor man! Everyone responding to your thread is SPOT-ON, & MOST of the Feed-back will help you grow your business...sooooooo L-I-S-T-E-N.. I have a 20 year old son that has worked side-by-side with me since 5th grade, so I know how hard it is for someone your age to hear.(No offense, shiiii I was 19 once, still act like it..lol) Anyway just because I HATE THE PACKERS, doesn't mean I wouldn't throw a few pointers your way! I read someone else started the same way you did, & I'm also one of them.. ABOUT Bryan Ring Suggestion: Fliers: Great Idea! (you spent toooooo much though)..Pick a neighborhood that you would like to service, preferably as close to home as possible...& pass em out every month for @ least 3 months in a row. Keep track of the streets/neighborhoods you are passing them out. Website: 80% of communication(you should know this too) is performed electronically & growing everyday. Eventually, sooner than later, you need to incorporate this. Text, email, social media, etc. will give your business the exposure you didn't know was even possible. There is a couple of pointers, but much has already been said & will continue to be said, because really there is much much much more to this than just mowing the lawn...which you already are just starting to find out. Pay for everything upfront, also eventually you will end up making payments for equipment. Taking on some debt is o.k., just don't put all your EGGS into one basket & hope all of em are GOOD...good luck!