I've been running my bus. for 10 years and it has grown well in that time. This year I had a partner but it didn't work for a variety of reasons. I love the lawn mowing biz butI have to decide what to do. I also teach 6th grade. Mowing started as a summer thing but over the last several years I have seriously considered going full time. I suppose my main problem is I am chicken. I now have health ins. and retirement and also "cooped up in a room stress," and the opportunity to be the whipping boy for lots of public taxpayers. I don't worry about if I would like going full time, I know I would. I just don't know if it would work financially. How did some of you manage to "push yourselves" over the edge? How fast did the new accounts come? I currently have 25 and full time could handle another 25 or 30. I also aerate. Great money and I would imagine I could aerate lots more. What sort of things did you do before you went full time? I know about the business plan, ins, being legal...got all that. I would love to have just one job, but I would hate to look back in 15 years and think..."I wonder if I could have made it..." I also think I would resent being stuck in a classroom without the opportunity to mow... Thanks for reading my ramblings, any advice would be greatly appreciated.