Hi everyone. My friend and I are looking to start our own lawn care service. Here's the deal, we have no equipment and no experience although we have a few bucks in the bank, are very determined, and the best part, we already have plenty of leads! I came on to this site because we have LOTS of questions! 1. Can two guys make a decent living doing this? We both make about 50K at our current jobs (work at same place). 2. How long before the business really takes off? We would like to be able to quit our jobs and go into this full-time. I'm not exactly sure we can quit our jobs right now and do this full-time. Maybe start part-time and work our way up to full-time if and when it takes off. 3. Do you suggest starting out with residential and then moving over into commercial or will we able to handle both in the beginning? 4. Should we just mow for now OR also offer the other miscellaneous services? (aerating, striping, etc.) I don't want to be overwhelmed at first and just stick to the basics. We decided on this business just last month and we know that we are getting started a little later than most. Most of you guys, I'm sure, are doing tune-ups on your equipment, doing estimates, advertising, etc. One of my fears is that we won't be up-and-running until sometime this spring and everyone else will already be out cutting. I know I have more questions but those are just a few things that I need answered now. Thanks in advance!