Let me fill you in: About two weeks ago my wife and I were talking about how we could us some extra money (..as most people could) and thought it might be a good idea to see if I could mow a few yards in our neighborhood for some quick cash. I got some flyer's and business cards made and I set out, leaving flyer's and cards in several sub divisions in our area. Within two weeks I have made a little over $400 out of 7 different calls. "I like this!" They were all a little different, one just wanted hedges done, one had literally 2 and a half tons of rocks and brush for me to haul to the land fill and the others were just mow/weed eat/edge jobs that will probably be bi-week jobs. I'm not sure but it seems like I'm doing ok for only two weeks and some cheap advertising? I re-invested the money in a gas hedge trimmer and chainsaw (from a pawn shop) and 2 double sided signs and car door magnets with my logo and phone number. My question is: What equipment and advertising do I need to progress in the residential and maybe (small) commercial accounts? I would like to have a solid 10 accounts to do each week... Is this to much for what equipment I have now and how much and what kind of advertising should I use???? I've got $3,000 to $4000 to work with, help me please!!! Here is what I'm workin with now: "now don't laugh all you big timers, you gotta start somewhere!" -21" Troy-Bilt 190cc 675series Mower -31cc Troy-Bilt TB70SS Trimmer -25cc Weed Eater Blower -19"/25cc Craftsman Hedge Trimmer -rake, shovel, 30' ladder and lots of tools!