Right now I am in the throes of writing a business plan. I have already considered the following; I want to start with a used 60" mower to maximize my productivity, with a 21" WB for fenced in/inaccessible areas. Two trimmers, two blowers. I have a truck (2004 Ford F-150 SXT six-foot bed), need a trailer (what size would I need to accommodate a 60"?) And of course fuel, blades, trimming wire, breakdown costs etc. I'm thinking I need at least $2000 ready at any time to handle something that comes up, ESPECIALLY using a used mower. I'd rather not have to mow my clients lawns with the 21". But what else do I need to consider? I know the kinds of customers I want to target, namely I want to find clients close together in the wealthy subdivisions of my town. There are plenty to choose from. I know I want to market, but not overextend myself since I will be starting out on my own initially, but plan to have at least one part-time helper by the end of my first season. So please, ye of much experience; what else do I need to work into my cost structure? I'd like to have a decent business up-and-running for under $10k, but I want to do it RIGHT.