First thanks for the great site! I'm here for and I would like to get some info from the experienced business owners on starting up a lawn care business. Since you might need some info first. Im from a town called Freeport, Illinois with a pop of 35,000 people. Freeport does not have alot of jobs but i still think mowing will be profitable. Im 23 and looking to get in to lawn mowing to make ends meet (not to become rich). I want to just do resident lawns nothing major yet. I plan on gambling my tax return in to a lawn care business (advertising and equipment). So far my plans for advertising is Local news papers, Automobile magnet and flyers. I will be buying a new push mower (unless i find a good deal on a dixon), weed eater and clean up tools to start. Im just kinda lost on everthing so all comments will help. My goal is between 30-40 lawns weekly. Should'nt be hard to average 1 lawn per 1,000 people right? Well guys when i think of more questions i will post but right now im just lost (need to start writing questions down). Thanks in advance for all who help. Sorry for my grammer to! Questions: What is different ways of advertising that worked best for you and got business rolling in the right direction? How do you charge your customers/bid on lawns? What is your input on insurance on the early stages of your business? What would be a good title for lawn mowing.... Can you really call it " lawn care "..... Or would it be considered lawn mowing? I want to sound professional without lieing. Would you make a name for yourself even though your just starting out? Or does that come later? I know it would be hard to make flyers and advertise with out a name but i just dont wanna look like a moron. Anything else would be great im all ears.