Hello all. I am currently a (laid off) apprentice plumber. While i enjoy the work I have always felt the need to work for myself. I have had many small business ventures including dog poo cleaner and mobile dj. None of them have given me enough stability to give up a "job." I have a plant and landscape experience. I am confident I could run a one man lawn and landscape company. But my question is how do you guys make it successful? I know you have to want to work hard. But I mean even if i could mow 8 lawns per day at $25 per lawn at 5 days a week at 22 weeks that's only $22,000 per year which is kind of hard to raise a family on. Plus how could I Work a landscaping job if i have 40+ accounts per week? Could 40+ accounts be collected in one season? How do you get that many accounts? Flyers? Thanks for the advice!