I am a 36 yo Truck Driver who is sick and tired of listening to my kids grow up over the phone. I have always wanted to start a business, and I am very interested in the lawn care industry. I think I have a pretty good handle on being professional and impressing people. But I need some specific advice on the best equipment, how to bid contracts, and something I'm wondering about: Would it be worth my time to save my grass clippings and sell them somewhere? Is there a market out there for that stuff? Figured if there is, I can offset some of my business expense. Also, I have no surplus laid up to sustain myself until money starts to come in. Are contacts negotiated on a yearly basis paid in monthly installments? How does it all work? Or is it simply on a case by case basis--whatever you and a prospective client can agree on? I have a wife and three kids to support, so I have to hit the ground running!! Anybody got any suggestions that would be of help to me? Thanks!!