I've been cutting lawns part time this year and have 7 loyal customers that I do on the weekends and some that I do just odd-jobs for. I love working outside and the feeling that I accomplished something at the end of the day. I hate sitting at this desk 5 days a week, I'm not programmed for this type of work (for a messly 12.25hr). I've researched probably ever thread on this web-site for the last 8 months and feel that I can do this full time. I know that I wouldn't be able to quit here until I get more accounts but I don't want to stay here forever. I completly understand that its hard to start and "the grass isn't always greener on the other side" so to speak but I really think that I need to take the risk. With working 40hrs here its hard for me to take any more accounts on Saturdays (espically in the Houston heat) because I just use a 21 inch mower and would like to have some of my weekend left (usually home by 2 or 3). I really need to get a 36inch WB and I know that I could more that double my productivity on just that one day and know that if she sees that money coming in she would feel better about going full-time. I have conections for commercial properties as well but would never do them with a 21inch. I plan on starting with mowing and small landscpaing jobs, planting, bed installs, etc. and hopefully get into the full design and installs later. The problem being that she already flipped out and barely talked to me for almost a week when I invested just $500 last spring on a mower. Which got paid off in no time. By the way she bought signs for my truck for my birthday but doesn't see why I need to spend 2grand on a WB. What's the point of the signs if I can't take anymore customers? Does anyone elses wife do the same thing? I know what everyone is going to say "Put your foot down" but I've tried bringing this up to her and she doesn't understand you have to invest money to make money etc, etc. Also, She loves the job she does (nursing) why can't I enjoy my work. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for bringing my domestic affairs to work. Thanks. If thread needs moved to "Just Starting" thats fine.