I'm a new (1st year) company doing chemical apps, and chemical apps only. No landscaping, no mowing, no lawn maintenance (aeration) or cleanup, etc. We're a legally formed company, with a tax #, insurance, etc. Trying to do it right. I'm also, possibly unfortunately, very much a "numbers person". I like very much to know all my numbers (costs, etc), and I feel I should simply be able to accurately, and profitably, bid a job just by knowing these numbers. I'd love to be able to have a spreadsheet / program where I enter the square footage, travel mileage, estimated time to complete, and property "difficulty" (A, B, or C), and be able to spit out a quote. This quote would cover my costs, add chemical profit, and hourly rate. I like this constant, consistent, by-the-number approach -much- better than the "you'll get a feel for it" method most others seem to use. Of course, the basis for this is knowing my costs. Which is why I'm posting here. Specifically, it's why I'm posting in this forum, as opposed to the other forums, which are full services I don't offer (mowing, landscaping, etc). I figure the people here might have a better feel for what I'm involved with. I know what my chemical costs and usage are (per sq ft, which gives me per 1k, per acre, etc). I know what my insurance costs are. I know fixed vehicle payments, and I know vehicle insurance. I know water costs (for filling the tank), cell phone / internet costs, business card costs, truck sticker costs. I know monthly banking costs, and I can guess on fuel costs. I can look through my receipts and find all my standard recurring (insurance, phone, internet, etc) or supplies (chemical, utility bills, etc). I don't know my maintenance costs, as I haven't had to maintain anything yet (well maintained, used equipment). I'd like to budget a set amount per year for "maintenance". I also, at this time, don't know how I would adequately amortize this out. I say this, because I don't know how many customers (or rather, billable acres / area) I'll have for this year. I'm looking for ideas on: 1) Costs I may have missed 2) How to amortize this into a program with an unknown "# of acres for year" 3) Any type of program or spreadsheet layout that may help me with this. I know this is a rather vague question, and I'm sure I'll be able to zero in on it as questions are asked. But for now...how would I go about implementing my "input info into boxes, and a quote is spit out" process?