Change the business name. It's odd to ask for home improvement jobs when the name is Lawn Care. It's tough to do 'everything'! It's kinda like building a tool to do everything. You end up with one of those leatherman... WHile you do have a tool of variety you do NOT have the best screwdriver, or the best pliers, or the best.... And it is tough to compete when you are not the best at something. Instead you have to compete as the one-stop shop... It does work and is popular and has a niche, but that is how you have to market it.... Instead of Lawn Care it is more like "Home Care. We care for your home and all its needs." Probably professional property managers and individuals with lots of rental property would be a natural client market for that.... ? ************ And then one of you ought to focus on doing the outside stuf and one do the inside stuff.. Even set your business' up that way. Each has his own biz as a sole prop. And you simply get synergy from each other, the name, advertising, and referalls. As for working together on the big projects, est a rate to pay each other. If he help you pay him $x and vice versa. That will be much easier than trying to do a formal partnership. You do NOT want to be mowing one property in the morning and then at 11:00 be going to a house to work inside caulking their bathroom floor. Lastly think of ALL the equipment you need to do ALL of those tasks..... that is a lot of money in equipment that will be idle most of the time. Not very efficient use of capital and that is dangerous for new businesses. Consider lots of subcontractors and renting equipment you will use infrequently. Have those prices before you bid of course.... Good luck.