an accountant said to me, "you will never amount to anything, doing residentials." i mow the lawn for a friend, who has a relative, who is a cpa. he heard about my argument with my current cpa, and he happened to be at the house when i was there mowing. he asked to talk to me. i spent an hour speaking with him. he wants me to switch to using his services. he told me lots and lots of stuff. he also told me i need to diversify . i need to add a few large commercial accounts, don't be 100% residential. i'm not sure i agree with him. i have a couple "comm" accts, these are very small office buildings, can't really call them comm accts. i bid on one really big comm acct, it was a group, 3 large buildings with different professional offices inside. out of the 5 bids put in, mine was on average more than 33% higher than the rest. based on this, and the fact that the comm properties i see being serviced have a different company there every 2 yrs, i can only conclude that the guys doing comm work are doing it cheap. i like doing small residentials. i believe keeping the overhead down to pennies, and the availability of "higher value" work, or "add ons" , is more proffitable by having many different clients. there is also the advantage of dumping them without a second thought if things should go sour. opinions please on what the accountant said, and what i said. one of his statements also, " a small mowing company cannot break 100 grand in this area (cus it's seasonal) doing only residentials.