Hey everyone - I'll try to keep this as simple and to the point as possible. I've been cutting grass and plowing snow for the past 3 seasons. I work full-time and have custody of my child each week and have always swore i wouldnt take more than 50 clients total. That being said, i typically try to cut on my days off Tues/wed or if need be, i'll catch up on Thur/Fri. At the close of last Fall, i had about 30 customers. This season i've got 48 which are about 20% commercial and 80% residential, but they're all located within 5 square miles of each other(all in the same side of the same city). Since i've been cutting grass i've always used only 1 other guy and only 1 truck. Because of the increase in business this year, and considering my tight schedule, this year i hired a second guy( 3 of us total). So in late April we set out to cut and at the end of the cutting week, i've paid 18 hours labor @ the rate of $14p/hour ($500 total labor costs each week). The guys that work with me are worth that money as they are as fast as the rest of us without sacrificing quality. Now to the issue i'm having difficulty understanding.... My GROSS monthly profit after calculating income is in the area of $4500. My Monthly expense cost including labor are in the area of $2500. So basically i walk with $2,000 NET each month. That's fine with me, but the question i ask for your experience and help with is why wouldnt i reduce 50+% of my clients therefore keeping 20 or 25 KEY accounts only, at minimum $20 p/week cut, equaling $2,000 each month. That way i would do these myself and spend less travel time, wear and tear on equipment, less labor, and much less stress over my busy schedule and still NET the same money. Since i never intended to go over 50 customers, wouldnt this be in my best interest? What do you all think, seems like i should be reevaluating my situation. Thanks in advance for you expertise.