Been in the business several years, struggling to make ends meet. In this part of the country, mowing season is about 6 months. I average 35 lawns a week, at average of $35 each. So mowing brings in about $ 31,850 per year. Spring and Fall work add about another $ 7000, for a total of about $ 38,850. (I'm near the ocean, not enough plowing potential to make it worth the investment.) Expenses run $ 12,000 to 13,000 per year. Business taxes (15.4 %) run about $ 3,600. So, I'm left with an income of about $ 22,250 before federal and state income taxes. I guess one answer is to try to mow more lawns, any other ideas? Bear in mind, I do not have a spouse or other live-in to contribute to the total.