Has anyone ever had friends try to get started in the lawn care business? and become competiton for you. Like all my friends are enveous (sp) of the money im making and trying to get into the business. Like we live across the neighborhood from each other almost 3 miles as the crow flies and hes kind of giving me about .5 of a mile around my house where he is not putting up flyers and stuff. I think I have 3 options: wait it out assuming hes not noting to make it. 2. over take him because I Know hes not a very good lawn mower and misses spots and stuff and all he has is a craftsman push mower so his yards arent going to be looking too sharp. or 3 wait and see what kind of response he gets and possibly merge with him. I dont know I yall have every had this problem but im makin about 30-35 on each yard and I have a felling hes going to come in at 15 or so. And keep in mind he is my best friend but nothing was said to me about him starting a "business". But What should I do??? he used to often ask me often if I was looking to hire someone. I know Im kind of a scrub becasuse of not having insurance and being a minor and stuff but I doo good work and charge a lco competitive price.