It's been a long time since I've been on the forum; but I'm excited because I'm ready to start my business up again. I've struggled with getting it started, and I haven't been able to do it the last couple of years, but I think I'm ready now, or least I've made a plan, and started saving for basic equipment. One thing that worries me is that I don't really know what to charge right now. If I call a lawn service in my area, they are going to want to see my lawn, but I live in an apartment. lol If somebody asks you for a general price over the phone, do you give them anything? I want to focus on small lawns, because I won't be able to afford a mower larger than 21" to start off with. Another reason I'm trying to focus on small lawns is to compete with lawn services that have more equipment: they may have a higher minimum than I do, especially if they have a crew, but I can't compete with them on larger lawns, because it will take me too long. I looked on Craigslist and I saw ads for "Starting at $25" so I don't know if that's just the front, or a really small lawn, or "$35 most lawns". I don't know how you can even have a price for "most lawns". I saw a few people that put $35, but I'm not sure how much that helps me. I understand people from different areas can't really tell me what the price should be, but I'm just trying to figure out some sort of system for determining the price. I don't want to be the cheapest person, but I shouldn't be too expensive when I need a lot of customers, either. I estimate I could manage up to 50 customers by myself, with small lawns, until I can afford a larger mower, at least. So it looks like I'm going to be passing out a lot of flyers soon.