I've gotten to be friends with a pastor who is trying to support himself with odd jobs and mowing, as he is starting a new church and doesn't expect the church to suppport his family for a while. I have been planning to call it quits in October, 'cause the income potential here for lawn care is not nearly as good as some other parts of the country. Basically, I'm busting my butt for less than I could be making in a manufacturing plant. People here are just so used to getting cheap labor on their lawns, because there are so many dumb hillbillies who are willing to oblige them. It has occurred to me that some plant jobs are 3 or 4 12-hour shifts a week, and I might keep part of the lawn business for a second job--I currently service about 70 lawns, mowing only. Now I've been wondering about forming a partnership with this guy. And believe me, I know about ruining a friendship by going into business with a friend. So can anyone give me some advice?