Me & my wife have been wanting to own our own business for some time. After a couple of failed attempts to buy automotive salvage yards (too much money and hassle from the EPA), we've decided on a lawn care business. I've located one for sale in an area where we would like to live. It's a nice business, has 2 Grasshopper mowers, one a 721D, with one bagger, several push mowers, and various hand held equipment. The truck is kind of old, but works, and the trailer is a nice 24' enclosed one. We intend to purchase this business in May of next year, after our daughter graduates H.S. The gas Grasshopper is kind of old, some I'm thinking I might get rid of it, and buy some equipment for my JD GT225 instead (such as bagger, snow blower, tiller), to make it more versatile since it's primarily a backup mower. Hopefully to add another 721D later. Also, I'm thinking about adding snow removal equipment - plow and salt spreader to my 98 Dodge 4X4 diesel. I would like to concentrate any lawn treatments with organic materials. One more idea I had was to buy a driveway (street) sweeper and try to get complete accounts for cleaning, mowing and snow removal. Of course I would need a hired hand to run the sweeper. Any advice? I am fairly knowledgable about lawn care, and learning more every day thanks to this site and others like it. Any and all input welcome.