Hey, Great Forum. Lots of good stuff on here. A little background on myself. I am currently finishing my last year as a business student. I am also working part time selling insurance and investments. I hate it. There is a huge income potential but I just want to mow some lawns! I use to mow lawns and always worked construction and loved it! I am interested in landscaping and skid loader work as well. My goal is to work hard for about a year or two and have enough money saved up to start a company with cash...Which would make it much less stressful. I have a few concerns that I was hoping you guys could answer for me. 1. What kind of profit margins can you expect for yourself...and your crews? Are crews even profitable? 2. What kind of income potential is there in this business? Can I make 70-80k a season with a few employees? It seems like it would be hard to make over 40k since you really cant make that much per hour. I estimate like $40/hour would be tops and it seems like there just isn't enough light in the day to make big money. 3. I live in Minnesota and would build my business in the twin cities area. A great area plenty of ritzy houses but a very short mowing season. Will this have a big effect on my profits? 4. How many lawns can I take on? Like me and a helper just for the summer? 100-150? Thanks guys. I love to work hard, and love to mow lawns, but I just want to make sure there is the income potential I am interested in. Ideally I would like to make 100k+ a year. I know thats high but I just want to know if thats possible in this business. Thanks!