Will try a be as brief as possible. I retired 01-01-09, from Rich.Va. Fire Dept. (40yrs.) to keep myself connected, I started a two man lawn care service. Spent around 11,000.00 for equipment, already had a large neighborhood common area. Put out fliers & advertised in a community paper twice. In short got all the business that the two of us could handle. Enjoyed the excercise and have kept our clients happy w/what I think is professional service. I would like to expand next year, at least triple our client load. Questions: Will need at least 2 other workers, another Z, etc. What have you found as the best way to (1) get qualified workers (2) contact businesses & when to put in bids (3) best bang for the buck on advertising (3) suggestions on insurance geared to our industry, I put a rider on my insurance, but think it is too expensive. I hope you will give me some advice. I went on Lawnsite.com when I first thought about the business and learned a great deal from you guys. I also had a landscaping business when I was a lot younger, so I'm not totally new to the business. Thanks in advance.