I am just starting in the landscape business this season and I have been reading a lot of threads. One thing that has been constantly jumping out at me is "the cost of doing business". Now this sound self explainatory, but Im having trouble finding out what my cost of doing business is. Can some on help me please? I have nothing to hide so I'll lay it all on the table so you'll can tell me how to add it up. Cash transactions 1993 F150XLT $2100 6 x 12 trailer 1100 36" Exmark metro 1200 Stihl 550 Blower 400 Total $4800 Financed Stihl FS100 trimmer $290 Stihl FC85 edger 290 Total $580 I plan to also finance some hedge trimmers also. Im currently shoping around for insurance but dont expect to pay more then $400 a year (Im a solo operation, no workmans comp.). I know that you have to add gas in there somewhere but I dont know where. Im in need of some help before the growing season starts because I need to to know what I must charge in order to make a profit. Thanks in advance for you help.