Hi everybody!! I am from southwestern Minnesota and have a few questions pertaining to the purchase of a lawn spraying business. (fertilizer and weed control) I am thinking about purchasing a spraying business that includes the client list (300), and equipment (excludes truck). The current owner takes in 40,000 yearly with 25,000 in the pocket after all expenses, licenses, chemicals, fuel, insurance, etc... Owner is asking 40,000. Is it worth it? Owner does 300 lawns/year and said he could do up to 400 without adding an employee. He doesn't advertise and is currently in 5 cities in a 15 mile radius from home. (I live minutes from current owner) I realize that spraying all of those lawns leaves little time for mowing. (He doesn't do) What could I do other than spraying during the 2 off months in the summer? (lay rock, mulch, decorative fencing, deck sealing, driveway sealing, gutter cleaning, shrub trimming, etc... Also, other than snow removal, what would be some other business ideas to do in the winter to subsidize the spraying business? I am motivated, wanting to own my own business, and not afraid of work. I also live on a large acreage with a large shop. The current owner is selling due to health reasons. ANY advice, suggestions, input, ideas, thoughts, or etc... is greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance. Oh yeah, he has a lawn aerator that he doesn't use either that goes with.