Thought I would share my story. I am 18 now, and have registered my LLC, tax #, and all of that. I have mowed a few lawns since I was 13 and got 25 accounts for snowplowing this past winter. I passed out about 300 flyers in my neighborhood. I didn't just throw out some pieces of paper. I got manilla envelopes, and put my flyer inside, a contract for mowing with price for their lawn, and a self addressed envelope in the big folder and hung them on mailboxes. I think it looks better than just a piece of paper that ends up in the rain or in the bushes. I have 11 lawns so far for the season. I also have 9 or 10 spring cleanups. I did an estimate yesterday for one yard for $1300. Also got a few jobs planting a few trees and lots of mulch. I bought my truck in the fall and I'm buying a 48 inch, Scag hydro walk behind with grass catcher and velke. The mower has 125 hours on it and he is also giving me a brand new sidewalk edger, 1 weedwacker, and 1 blower all for $2000. Cool guy, takes good care of his stuff, so I think its a good deal. Just gotta get my trailer at the end of the week to start mowing within 2 weeks or so, still no growing up here. So far its going good. Just thought I would share. This is just on the side since I'm in college, so I can't take on too many lawns. My goal was 20, hopefully I'll still get a few more in the next week or so.