I have close to 20 accounts and I havent spent a dime on marketing, except business cards (around $50). I knocked on doors and passed out cards when the moment was right. I spent about $3800. I got: srm-230 Echo Trimmer $300 pe-230 Echo Edger $300 pb-251 Echo Blower $175 BOP Quick 32 Samurai $2759 Jungle Jim's Triminator II Trimmer Rack $96 Folding ramps $60 gas cans $20 gloves, hat, hearing protection, safety glasses $40 1000 business cards from vistaprint.com Im working out of the back of my truck (which I got for $1500 a couple years ago). Everything fits perfectly and I didnt have to spring for a trailer. Im doing 98% residential.