Ok I did several searches and couldnt find what I was looking for, but I'm sure this has been discussed 1.5 millions times give or take 10. Equipment What do you guys start out with? I dont own anything really, so all would be fresh if I did this. I dont have a market plan either so I really dont even know what sort of yards I may run into. I have some ideas and what not but thats all for now. Training I see a few books on amazon, and some stuff put together by other lawn care owners on ebay. Is any of this legit and worth while? If not how do you go about learning how to do all the advertising, and technical parts. I have business experience so that I'm not too worried about. Other stuff As for initial investment I would only want to fork maybe $1200 in. I'm investing and managing in a mechanical construction business as well and it sort of has to be my priority. I enjoy management for the most part, but not a big fan construction anymore....atleast not this type. I may be able to get a partner or something, but I'm not too excited about partnerships really. Thanks a lot.