Ok, heres the deal. I've been thinking about starting out part time this spring. But I want to make sure it'll be worth my while. I have a business degree, and I did lawn maintenance and landscaping from the ages 12-22. I'm 32 now and I was in computers but kept getting laid off. I work for a mortgage company now but its very slow and I'm not making what I'm used to. I'd like to start out small and grow. I think I have all the right equipment to start out, I need your input. Everything is 2003 Exmark 48" WB 21" Toro Stihl Hand Blower Stihl Weedwacker Stihl Stick Edger Assorted hand tools, rakes shovels, etc. + 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4X2 V8 (Bought it in Oct. for 12k only had 4,400 miles on it!) Still need a trailer. Everything is paid for accept for the Truck. I bought everything with the thought of going into business but if I don't, I will just have nice stuff to do my yard with. How many clients should I shoot for my first year if I'm only doing it part time? 10-15 sound right? I only have to be in the office from 10-5 m-f. So I'll have some time. I plan to start out doing the basics, mowing, edging, wacking, and maybe some mulch now and then. But I would like to plan for growth. With most of my stuff being paid for, do you think I'll turn a profit? And lastly, how much should I budget for marketing? Any thoughts? Thanks a lot, great board!