As I venture into the lawn care business I am wondering how many of you did a business plan? Bought the truck and equipment to be able to do the volume of accounts you need to succeed or started out with the minimum amount of equipment and added equipment as needed. When I managed a Lawn Care crew for a large builder I was working for we had a Huqvarna Z rider, cheap push mower and Stihl tools on a small trailer pulled by a small pick-up truck. We didn't look very professional but being an inhouse crew it didn't matter. I notice a lot of different rigs out there. Every thing from a mower sticking out of a car truck to some very nice landscape trucks. I feel I need to look professional for the type of business I am going after. In other words I want to look like the big boys but on a smaller scale. The type of accounts I am seeking will involve contact with some pretty picky customers who are now being serviced by larger companies. I am also talking with a couple of companies who offer a complete package deal. (Truck, mowers, & equipment.) You thoughts appreciated.