(Background): I started my own lawn care service after being laid off last March and began mowing first part of April. Luckly, I had a part-time job that paid very well and was already mowing 3 lawns for family members so I decided to gain more clients in lawn care service since I was trailering my equipment already. It took me until September to secure another full time job so I plan on continuing this part time next year. I mowed up till October and kept a good log of all deposits and expenses each month including filing the reciepts. I am meeting with CPA this week to evaluate what I owe for taxes and what I can write off. I just recieved information from my town concerning my business license for this year and have to give them an estimated gross revenue (only used to determine price of business license). Since I estimated less than $10,000 last year my license was only $50 and I setup as DBA. I know my bidding was off at times and I spent some money buying additional equipment that I did not already have, but still need to work on figuring my overhead. Since everything including my truck is paid for it may take more work to figure. Here is what I did last summer: Deposits: $3,914 Expenses: $3,389.71 Out of the expenses I used $1,037.44 in fuel and paid myself $1,744.90. My mistake was when paid in cash I noted in my books, but didn't deposit into business account for paper trail. So how can I use the above figures to help me figure overhead and pricing for next year?