I'd like to do some market research to see if there's alot of competition in my area. How would you start doing market research before opening a business ?. I have a family to support and have about 30,000 in reserve to pay for my mortgage of 1200.00 my truck payment of 300.00 and estimating about another 600.00 in food and supplies. I'd like to do all my home work before I start. I have about another 20,000 to buy equipment Trailer, Mower and other things plus supplies for the pool & spa service and the maid services. I'll need to make atleast 60,000 per year what do you think. Will I make it. Any suggetions good or bad are accepted please give it to me I can take it.