My first post to this forum and I'm very happy to have found it a few months back. I'll be retiring from the Air Force in Jan 2001 after 24 glorious years and starting my own business in Northwest Florida. The information available on this forum is so valuable to someone just starting the business or just thinking about it. Thanks to all of you for sharing your expertise. How many of you sole proprietors started your business with a business plan and do you know of a good place or sites to get examples of lawn care business plans? I'm not above plagiarizing someone else's plan either.