Hi there everyone. I'm a 26 year-old sales account manager who since I was 15, have been mowing lawns and doing some small landscaping on the side. It is now my intention to start my own company within a couple years. Last year, I did 12 places and some other jobs with a 48" Ferris Ultra Belt I picked up for $2,100....so far for the 2004 season, I recently won a development job to mow all the common lawn areas (20 cul-de-sac cirlces and roadsides, etc)...this is about an 8 hour job 1x per week. I have put down a deposit on a new Ferris IS100Z 52 inch mower as well, bought a 6X12 trailer, which tows behind my 2001 Silverado Z71 extended cab. I have an Echo and a Red Max trimmer (27 and 31cc's respectively), a John Deere push, Stihl gas powered trimmers and a blower, and a pull-behind fertilizer and aerator...what other tips would you recommend for this business top get cranked up. My costs this year will be $10,000 plus the wage of my brother (college kid) who will be working for me on the side, while I mow nights and weekends....The development was 9,000 and the other accounts will add up to about 5k more....my goal is to have 50-60 homes per week and 1 more semi-big place like the development. I am going door to door for my services soon, how should I go about this and when?