Wow! 13 years ago that was me buddy........just not the basement, the day i bought my first house (21), i decided to start my lawn company with a borrowed trailer and I charged my toro mower, stihl trimmer and backpak blower. I bought my hedger attachment 2 days later after i got a request to prune, landed 3 clients 1st day of flyers on a sunday, worked nights at wally world for 5 years, it can be done! Hard work, knowledge, and a lil luck never hurts. I cant stress the knowledge part, know what your selling and practice doing estimates with someone, you have to be someone that the customers thinks knows more than them. Meaning there not gonna hire someone that doesnt know about lawns, trees, bushes and pruning then themselves. Flyers! Flyers!Flyers! its never a good time but it always a good idea to just hit the streets and drop some flyers/door hangers to get those intial calls coming in. Im sure we will see you this summer on here with at least 20 new ones.