I know this is probably front page news to most of you...but another rookie needs some guidance on a couple of things. First off, this is a great site. I've been reading for several days and my eyes are getting tired. Here is my situation...I intend to do this on a permanent part-time basis, unless things turn out much better than I think they will. I have a full time job that I get a lot of satisfaction from, but it would be nice to have some additional income while enjoying the outdoors. I've always done my own yard work, and mowed a few lawns as a younger fellow. I am a by-the-book kind of person, and I'm looking for info specific to my area/state that can save me some unnecessary legwork. I've read numerous posts about getting started, but I need info about North Texas. I really want to limit my work to trimming, mowing and edging. If anything else comes I'll find someone to send it to. First...for TEXAS, do I need a license to mow yards? Second...I don't want to handle more than 10-12 weekly accounts, so would you recommend insurance? If so, please point me in the right direction. Third...I will not undercut someone to make a sale, and in fact intend to charge a premium if I can get it. I'll try and figure out the going rate in my area (Mid-Cities), but how many of your accnts want their clippings bagged and how much do you up-charge for this svc? BTW...if anyone is willing to chime in on the typically charged rates, I'm all ears. And lastly...I'm really getting a late start on this, but I'm going to try and get what I can for the rest of this season. I'll start with craig'slist and see how that goes first. Any specific suggestions for starting this late in the season? Thanks for reading...I am looking forward to getting started and hope I can get some help from all of you.