Hey Everyone, I have been taking care of my parents lawn since I can remember along with just a few others, I work last season fall clean-up with a guy and thought I might go it alone. I have done tons of research and I have been to the bank and approved for a loan. The loan officer said the president was looking for someone to mow his lawn and the lawn at the bank. A friend of mine also in the business would pass along two accts. that he is giving up because he is going strictly commercial, and my parents would also sign up. 5 accounts to start. The equipment I am thinking about purchasing, Exmark 48" Turf Tracer HP (hydro), echo blower, trimmer, edger hedger, fert. spreader, dethatch for the mower along with a collection system, and a 6x12 open trailer along with 3/4 ton truck/snowplow. The guy I did fall clean up for last year has invited me back so the question is this.... Do I go ahead with my own business starting with 5 accounts or do I work for the other guy for a season and save the money so startup costs aren't so high??? Any input would be great!!!!! Thanks!!!!!