I am a full time police officer who knows little about lawn care and less about equipment maintenance. I've never driven a trailer and don't even know how to hook one up. Obviously, I have a lot to learn. But I'm fully committed and ready to do so. My wife is going to quite her job to stay home with our new babies. I have always dreamed of owning my own business and being my own man, so to speak. We will need some extra income to cover our living costs because she will be unable to reenter the workplace for a while. Hopefully, she will never have to. I don't know that I'll ever be rich monetarily. As weird as it sounds, I'm far less driven by money as much as I dream of having time freedom to spend with my family as my children grow up, and hope to have the money for us to live our lives comfortably. I recognize that everyone and their brother, including people like me, are trying to enter this market space, primarily because there are so few barriers to entry. I hope I'm not disillusioned concerning whether the market is to heavily saturated for me to carve out some business. I plan on starting small, only working two full days and a couple of evenings (I get home from work around 18:30) every week. I got some good advice recently. Which was to spend what little money I have on a commercial grade walk behind as opposed to a residential to entry level commercial ZTR. The thinking was that I will always have a need for a walk behind, and a good one will last for a decade or so. Conversely, a cheaper ZTR will only last for about a year. The local Ace Hardware has a small sized Exmark walk behind. It is the Commercial 30. It has only a 30" cutting deck, so I don't think it will save me a great deal of time per yard. It was priced at $1,800. It isn't the prettiest. By which I mean it doesn't scream professional grade. Therefore, I doubt it will lend credibility to my company. However, I think this could be a good way to start. I could purchase this mower and an Echo base, string trimmer, edger, and limb pruning attachments, as well as an Echo blower for around $3,500. With it I wouldn't need a trailer either. The other mower I saw was last years model Husqvarna commercial walk behind. It has a whopping 48" cutting deck. I could get it for $3,200 plus tax. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I'm happy to be a new member of this community.