First off I would just like to say this site is overflowing with information. I found it two weeks ago and just registered now, I was reading so much on here I forgot to register.. OK, I was driven out of a fortune 100 company with 2 other guys after working there for 8 years doing IT work. So I want to start my own Business in lawn care , for now just mowing, trimming and hedge trimming, edging,fall cleanups. I am not totally new to this I worked for a lawn service for two years many years ago. I also have many friends who have there own business doing this. I love being outside and mowing, working in yards, and what guy does''t love equipment??. I currently have have the equipment needed except a trailer, and commercial mower,I am thinking a 52 inch ztr and a 48 inch WB. I have everything else. Anyway, I will be going solo for the first year or so, and I am wondering one thing.... What do you solo guys do if you are sick or want to take a vacation? I live in a area in CT that has good size lawns and allot of money. I have a business plan almost finished,and I'm working out insurance and all that fun stuff. a friend of mine owns two store front business with a huge mailing list that I can use, and my wife is a great web designer. I have a name and logo almost finished. I am just a little worried about this time of year getting started. what are you guys thoughts on this?? Thank you all who read this post.