Here's the deal. I am finally keeping up with the mowing schedule but I have several small landscape jobs that people are asking for. some I have bid and gotten the job but most I haven't finished bidding yet. My problem is I have about 1 full day each week to do these types of jobs because the mowing and fert/weed routs take up the rest of the time. Some weeks I don't even have that much time. I don't have enough work to hire an employee. I don't really like doing these types of jobs as much as mowing. I am considering trying to subcontract these jobs out to another company. How does this usually work? Do they bid it and give me a price, then I add a % for my part and give the costumer that price? How much of a % If I do all the costumer contact? (selling,billing,collecting) Or do they give the customer the bid and I get a kick back. How do I set up a no-compete with the sub? I am really leary of subbing out the work because I am very particular about details and sort af a perfectionist. I have two guys in mind to hire as subs. The first one is a company I used to work for and are pretty big. I Don't think they will even want to mess with these little jobs, but I have known the owner for a few years now. the other one is a newer company in town. I think it's a husband wife outfit. I have only actually met them once but they seemed to know there stuff and there works looks good. I am not even sure how to approach either one about this. Or how much to pay a sub. or mark up there bid. Any help or info or opinions on this is appreciated. I would like to someday set up a wort of synergy relations with several companies but I just don't know if I've met the right people yet.