I've said it before there are many business ventures you can undertake to make money but I think you have to really love working outside and with machines and people to enjoy this hard work with many headaches. Yes, the pay off can be good but staying power takes some love for the turf business. maybe its just me??? I've seen slick operations with big $$ equipment and big contracts to the little guy with a pickup and a cheap mower but its still takes a certain individual to take on city farming . The risk is you can't make your payments or cheap labor lowballs your profit and your customers jump ship but you still come back for more. I personally still love to cut grass. I like the smell of 2 stroke and the stripes on a healthy lawn. I still love to see a customer marvel at how fast I can cut their lawn and how much better it looks. I'm not trying to set the world on fire and create a big business but I still think it takes a special breed to keep at this business for any length of time. I'm small time on purpose waiting to retire from a full time job . Whats your story ?.