Hello lawnsite just wanted to post my little venture and how things go for me. First off I am 17 and planning on starting with very little cost. I have equipment that can get the job done but not any fancy brand new commercial stuff. I am also designing a postcard right now and will order 1000 of them soon. my equipment: - Big-tex trailer. (9x20 from very back to hitch, used to carry bobcat skid steer) Wonder if I should buy a smaller trailer to start, since im going to be doing small residentual, or just stick to the back of the truck? -John Deer 14sz, 21 inch, 4 hp walk behind - John Deer LT133 riding, 38 inch mower (I know not some fancy commercial unit but can get some large jobs done.) -Earthway ev-n-spred (very good for doing seeding/fertilizing jobs) - and 3-5 of every type of hand tool you can think of. p.s: After I get a good customer base going I am planning to buy better equipment since I know most of my equipment is old and wont last forever. First thing I will buy is a leaf blower for when fall clean up comes around. And yes I know I am starting late but where I live we are known for have VERY long mowing season and a very average climate year round.