Wow, you are "starting out" with a heck of alot more than I did. My very first paid lawn mowing was with a borrowed Honda 21 self propelled mower (which immediately broke), and a borrowed Echo trimmer (which weighed around 200lbs). I decided to immediately "upgrade" to a "Lawn Chief" $50.00 hardware store special 21" mower, and a Poulan "weedeater" homeowner special, which was probably around $40.00. After a year of breakdowns, I realized that you really do need commercial equipment, and started to buy real equipment. Thank god for John Deere financing! Because no one else would even talk to me! So, you are ahead of the game already.