What are your thoughts on this business idea?: A business in which the people mowing are local teenagers that mow lawns with their own push mowers. This business would be moderately large in size (let's say 100+ yards per week) and located in an upper-class suburb. I (a college student) would find new customers, manage the business, and handle most customer service, and I would take a cut of the income from each lawn. Our prices would be comparable to those of professional lawn care companies (maybe a little lower), and we would operate on strict principles of quality (no badly-mowed yards). Here is my rationale for this idea: People (especially those that live in really nice suburbs) LOVE the idea of a hardworking teenager, and many people who would not hire a professional service would maybe hire a teenager. They would not have to worry about the quality of the lawn care, because it is an established business with an experienced owner (who is barely out of his teens) making sure the teenager is doing a good job. The teenagers would be well trained by me, and they would make a LOT of money (about 2.5x minimum wage, in my experience). Compared to other jobs available to a teenager, this job requires more personal responsibility, but it pays off in the amount of money that can be made. I will be able to attract the most reliable teenagers to mow lawns, because I would more than any other job they could get. This is the plan for Lawn and Order, a business that I started last year. It currently has 17 clients. I am hoping to use this business model to grow the business around the community. Any comments, ideas, critiques, or wisdom is much appreciated. I am very new to "the industry", but I think I might really have something here.