I am going on my 4th year in this industry, 2 as an employee and the last year as an owner/operator. I hear lots on the news and papers about a slowdown in the economy and maybe even a recession in the next few years. My business has done well this last year and I am gearing up for tremendous growth and investment in equipment these next two years. How you think a recession or economic slow down will effect this industry (lawn maintenace in particular)? I want to grow but at the same time be cautious not to invest too much at the wrong time. What changes can we expect IF the economy slows? - Easier to find employees? - Less bids, less work? - Unemployeed/laid-off with a 21" Murray as competition? - More people (residentials) cutting their own lawns? I would like to know what some of the experienced Operators have experienced in the past under similiar circumstances, as well as any opions in general.