I`ve just been laid off permanently from a job I`ve had for 15 years. I`ve got a good old friend that is also sick of making someone else money and we have been talking about starting a lawn and yard care business. He also has many years of tree experience. We have trucks, trailer, misc. equipment and both have the mechanical experience and tools to maintain and fix equipment. The only real investment would be a zero turn mower. There are many newer developments and more going up in every direction, in this area, so It seems to me that it could be very lucrative. I am one to thoroughly research something before I jump in. I have came across this site and have only begun to explore but seems to offer a wealth of info. I`ve also come across a few programs for sale offering all info about starting up along with contract and other forms needed. Just wondering if you pros would advise the purchase of one of these informative packets and would also appreciate any links you may know of that may be helpful. Any advise you could give would be greatly appreciated.