I know to be the most effective you can be, run a tight route. My brother just put his two weeks in to go full time in the biz (of course I'm jealous as heck). I want him to build as much of a customer base as possible so I can maybe get out of here also. We have 1 apartment complex and about 8 regulars. The 8 regulars are all within 2-3 miles of eachother besides the complex, which is one day in itself to cut but still isn't that far away. Now we had an account last year about 10 miles away from our others. She just called, we need work right now and don't have anything else in her immediate area but haven't really tried and we just did her lawn twice last year for clean ups. (btw she has about a 11m/sf lawn) Now another gentleman was referred to us about 5 miles away from her for an estimate. He said he has about a one acre lawn, and his neighbor is also interested (I'm assuming another acre?). He then notifies us that he has a shopping center a little further out the road (opposite way from our main 8 regulars)roughly 6-7 miles further away from his house. Now this could be good money but all of these jobs are away from our others and not really where we want to get established. Though if they can bring good money I guess we should do them. We need accounts.....so I just don't know what do do. I'd hate to take him on then pick up accounts my way and have to get rid of them. But i would really hate to get rid of possibly 2 1 acre accounts and a shopping center =(. Please help me out.