Hello, lawn dudes! Please allow me to introduce myself. l'm a guy who is planning on retiring in about a year or so from my civilian job as a sheetmetal mechanic with the Air Force. l'm looking for something to do to supplement my retirement income , and l've mowed a lot of yards, so l thought the lawn business would be worth a look. l actually tried this once before, about twenty three years ago, when l was between jobs. Trouble was, l couldn't afford a decent truck so l bought a piece of junk that immediately proceeded to break down on me. l was raking in the $$ until that happened. Back then l didn't care about keeping any records for tax purposes, l just figured l'd work for cash and it wouldn't make any difference. ln other words, l guess l used to think of mowing lawns as something you could do for cash like a kid does lawns in his neighborhood or whatever. l wasn't really looking at it as a business, per se. What l'd like to know, first off is, at what point does it become a BUSINESS rather than just "picking up a few bucks" here and there? l mean, is it when you start drawing up contracts, when you start making a certain amount, when you advertise using a company name? l'm looking at a pretty limited enterprise here, maybe twenty lawns a month, a one man (me) operation, $800 to $1200 a month. Can some of you guys throw me a clue? Would much appreciate it. Cheers!