I am looking for some advice on my business plan that I am preparing for this upcoming season (it will be my first full year in business running a solo operation). First off, I will tell you a little bit of my background. I have over seven years experience in the lawn care and landscaping industry. I take pride in my work, and love working outside. Even with a passion for the lawn care industry, it is not my overall goal. I am a Finance major with two minors (Entrpreneurship and Business Law) at Missouri State University. I plan on pursuing an MBA at Missouri State and then going to Law school at the University of Missouri or UMKC to pursue a degree in Entrepreneurial Law. I want to eventually open my own investment firm or something along those lines... Therefore, I only plan on mowing and doing light landscaping until I am done with my MBA (approximately 3 years away). Then it is off to law school! So here is my plan: Equipment: -Small Utility Truck with a fold down gate to put my equipment in. -36" or 32" Walk Behind Mower (trying to currently purchase) -Shindaiwa T231 Trimmer (already have) -Backpack blower (about to purchase) -Hand tools and such (already have) Plan: -Get 30 valued customers for weekly lawn maintenance and light landscaping. -Small, residential lawns only -Advertise through: A-frame sign outside my house, add in the newspaper, flyers, word of mouth, company shirts, and company logo on the truck. -Service all equipment myself to keep costs low. I plan on being a solo operation (too many bad experiences with lazy, worhtless employees!!!). I do not want my business to grow past 30 customers because I have to study a lot as well and keep my GPA above a 3.5 for Law school. I currently own a 60" zero turn ExMark that I am trading for the W/B. I have a Ford Explorer that I am selling and will try to buy a truck for what I get from the Explorer. Meaning, I will have no money of my own invested into the business except for a blower, business liscence, insurance and other miscellaneous purchases. I am thinking this will be no more than $2,000 which I already have. My goal is to have saved enough money in 3 seasons to pay for my first year of law school and living expenses which will probably be close to $30,000. PLEASE post any thoughts or ideas on my plan! I apologize for the post being so long!!