I had a bright idea... There is a new neighborhood (800 houses) in my area with lawns that are 2000 sq ft or less. I came up with a plan. Charge $300 a year for 12 service visits (every other week may-oct) and 3 visits for shrub trimming and 3 visits for spraying round up. Cut edge weedeat blow and leave. In theory and on paper After I gain 50 houses I will be able to have a crew of 2 guys maintain everything and buy a cheap ford ranger and small trailer with 2 push mowers and a 36". What I didn't plan for is the growth period to gain the 50 houses. Now I am stuck with 25 houses. I don't have enough cash flow to spend on an extra truck which means I need to do everything by myself with one employee. I have two options. Break my back until I have enough jobs to justify a crew, or up my prices, which means I will lose everyone. The "crew" is only going to be hired for 4 days a month.