(EDIT ON TITLE-- I mean YOUR business! You didn't start my business! Ha Ha!) Has anyone done anything when they first started that when you look back at it you can't believe you got away with doing it that way? Things handled poorly- -Had an 86 F350 4x4 460- bought for $1000 - underside completely rotted- rotted frame, rotted gas tank, tranny lines, brake lines, tranny leaked at the seal. I was pretty poor at the time, so I could'nt afford to repair it right. Had a oil drain pan I put under the truck at a customer's house when the gas tank leaked, and I could not replace the tank because then the frame would fall apart when replacing it. What a fool I was! Never fixed the seal, just kept putting in a quart of dextron every other day. Still shifted great. But left a small trail of fluid when ever I came to a stop. Muffler fell off, and kept it off for a couple weeks because I liked the way it sounded. Sounded like a top fuel dragster. Probably not good when running a business. People never complained though. Sold it for $500 8 months after I bought it. I miss it though, if it wasn't neglected by the previous owner it would have been an awesome truck. -For the first 4 months when I was on my own cutting, the deck on my walk behind was adjusted too low on the back (Scag), so when I wanted to cut it high by raising the front of the deck, I left kind of a helicopter type pattern on the lawn. Customers didn't seem to notice. When I fixed it though, it made a hell of a difference. -Never charged tax when customers wrote checks to the business. -Line Trimmed without safety glasses and wore shorts when trimming the first summer I was in business. Nothing ever hit my eye, but some stones have came close and hit my cheek. Wow. Am I lucky. Any similar experiences? I did write "How do you picture your lesser competition" so you can knock me for that.