hey all, the names ryan, and this is my first post here on lawnsite. growing up, i dabbled in lawn care for about 6 years, from 12-18. i worked my way up to about 30 lawns, and was making some serious coin for my age. i also gained a lot of experience, and a pretty good reputation around the community. im now 26, and have taken a serious break from outdoor work to explore some other options, and while they have been pretty lucrative, i miss being outside and the satisfied looks on my clients' faces. since those days, the lawncare business has seen a serious boom. a recently the economy has me shaken a little about having another, bigger, go at this business. obviously for me now, this isnt a "spending money" type of job anymore. this is going to support my family and my current lifestyle, and obviously help me get to retirement. i know that i need to be a lot more versatile this time around. a little push mower and residential trimmer and blower aren't going to cut it anymore (no pun intended). so my question is: what equipment do i need to acquire before i start to take off. i want to make sure i have all my ducks in a row before i start this thing again. and without getting too personal, i have the money to realistically get whatever i need and want before i start. id like to be able to tackle small, cookie cutter accounts with small yards, as well as have the equipment to tackle larger commercial accounts. i dont want to buy too big of a mower for the smaller yards, but i also want to be productive when tackling the accounts with larger areas to mow down. is there a good happy medium in the mower market? or should i go for a nice 36" or so commercial WB, and a larger ZTR? having both would be nice i guess, but if its not necessary, i dont want to waste the money on both. obviously a good backpack, and comm. trimmer will be in order. i will be going at this with a partner, and have no problem hiring 1-2 guys for help if need be. any advice would be appreciated. thanks, ryan.