First off I'd like to say what nice website this is and I'm glad I found it. I've been sick of my current job for a couple years now and decided to do something about it. I'm a service manager for a rental store and what I do isn't so much what I don't as is the other people there who don't want to work and they always just stand around all day waiting for their free paycheck. I decided to start my own business doing lawncare and landscaping. I did some stonework,retaining walls, brick patio, etc. around my own house last year and I'd like to do that kind of stuff for a living. In my area powerraking is huge so I ordered 2 brand new yard marvel powerrakes, a little wonder lawn edger, I need ideas on a decnt riding mower but was thinking of staying away from zero turn for the cost factor. I still want to get another good walkbehind mower. I decided not to start until this winter (snow removal)because I want to get caught up on my bills first with my jobs wages. I'm going to have all new equipment and I've been repairing and mantaining this kind of equipment for a few years now and I know where to get parts cheap so I think I may have an advantage over some others. I plan on charging about halfway between the major lawn outfits and the litle guys who don't own much or have very very used equipment. I own 2 pickups and 2 trailers(wish 1 was a dumpbed).Please clue me in on some things I need to do.