Ok, back in June, I decided I was done working in the corporate world. After 10 years in a cubicle. I have 5 full seasons of landscape experience with 2 very established local landscapers. The heat, is where I belong. Lawn care has always been a passion of mine. In 2008 I got my business to 25 accounts, the next year I discontinued because I was missing a ton of time with my small children. Fast forward to last June ‘18. I started acquiring machines. Found a free Toro 36 inch Proline chassis, it needed an engine I used that machine until I found a 48 inch Lesco, low hour machine needed an engine, built it, then I found a 2004 Scag Advantage 52 Hydro. The Scag is my winter project. I bought all my machines broken when I started. So now I have a 36, 48 and 52 mowers I own all 3. 2 blowers, 2 trimmers, 2 hedge trimmers, hand tools, 60 gallon barrels etc. My truck is an 03 Ram 1500, and a 5x8 trailer, I have had. I did manage to complete 22 fall clean ups, I was able to upgrade my hedge trimmers, line trimmer, and backpack blower. The rest was saved Looking to upgrade my truck and trailer this coming summer, I’m super frugal with business money. I own everything, no note on machines or trucks. My goal was to buy or build everything with cash. Obviously, there are machines and tools I will need to complete particular tasks. At that point I would have banked enough to support the purchase. I have 6 clients that have signed on for weekly lawn service, I will be getting insurance this spring, just to be safe. At what point does the “hobby” become a “business”? I treat this little business as a business, but at what point is start up over and it’s time to form and LLC?