First off, tough crowd on this forum. I'm part of a truck site and this place is pretty rough compared to the truck place. I've been reading this place for about a month now, and I've got to say, a lot of you guys know your stuff (or sound like it). I have been searching for a place to get some useful info for quite some time so I was glad I found a site. I'm not gonna sit here like I've noticed a lot of people do and be one of those "I'm gonna start a landscaping company wtf do I do?" people. I worked for a guy for about a year, and after he left, I kind of picked up where he left off. I do not consider myself a "professional landscaper" by any means. I'm 19, and been doing this stuff on my own for about 2 years now. My equipment is not the greatest either, but it gets the job done. I have 4 regular accounts, plus a ton of "one and done" jobs. I work 30+ hours at a store here in Richmond, so this is not my full time job. I'll go ahead and list my equipment anyway, either though I'll probably get called out on it: Craftsman 21'' mower Craftsman 4 cycle trimmer with brush cutter and pole saw attachments Stihl BR 550 Blower Crap load of Hand tools, tarps, wheel barrows, etc. Yea, I've got some upgrading to do. My goal is to have a 36 WB by the end of the summer. I drive a 97 F150, which is my baby. I also just bought a 6x12 open trailer. I'll have pictures up shortly of the truck and trailer (maybe tomorrow) Just throwin myself out there. I dont plan on asking 30 questions a day. I've got my pricing down pretty good, and no, im not cutting lawns for 20 bucks. I'm sure the first thing yall are gonna ask is "Are you licensed and insured?" And I have an answer. As of right now, I am not. However, I have called the county office, and they are aware of what I'm doing, and they said since I'm small, to just come in when I can and fill an app out, and other than that I'm fine. As far as insurance, I'm also in the process of setting that up too. Good luck to all you companies out there this season.