1. Most dont answer the phone (try calling a few for a estimate) 2. pass out flyers in the spring and then stop. (and that being the only advertsing they do) 3. Lack capital to expand(need to live off everything they make) 4. Spend to much on equipment before they need it. (wanting the easiest road possible to success) 5. Try to do too much( Try to be Full service when they dont need to be) 6. fail to see the importance of sales( most are working in the field rather than on the phone selling) Just some food for thought. Not trying to bash anyone, but I get tired of seeing "the how do I get more customers threads" take it for what its worth.