I started my lawn maintenance and landscape company 10 months ago. I inherited five employees from a previous company that shut down. I also paid them to convert their existing accounts to my new company. I started with 35 high end residential homes. I now have 60 homes. I have never worked in this business before now. I was a corporate officer in a publicly traded company for the last ten years before I was laid off. The company I inherited the employees from did my landscaping two years ago. It looked like a good business after spending the money I did on our own home. My challenge is learning the business. While I thought I knew how to mow a lawn, I did not know very much of anything. I am blessed with wonderful employees who have been trained for the last fifteen years on how to do it right. However, it seems I cannot do more than breakeven. While I had start up cost with new equipment, trailers, and trucks, my expenses seem to go up right with my revenues. I'm starting to believe that I need a mix of commercial accounts to make a profit. Any words of advice for me to step into the commercial side? I do annual contracts for my residential clients. The bidding process has been difficult for me because of the learning curve. I suspect the commercial bidding process will be more difficult.