I just started in the lawncare business and have been at it strong for about 2 months. I have 2 weekly account, 5 bi-weekly accounts, a few new estimates to give out this week, and I have had small jobs which gave me some experience such as cleaning and and mulch job. (by accounts, I mean a verbal agreement...) These few side jobs and customers has ade me realize that with a little work and effort, This could be a full time job by next season. I know this one guy who just purchased a bank contract and has 35 differnt banks a week at 30-35$ each. thats when it hit me that I have to get into commercial contracts next season. Right now I have a toro push mower, an old echo trimmer, a lawnboy(toro) home edition ZTR rider. and a homelite handheld blower..... The equipment that I have is just a very bad quality cut if there are any slope or dents in a yard. I figured if Im going to get into commercial, people will not tolerate the lines left behind and the blade cutting to the dirt alll the randomly. For all of my equipment, I paid about $620.00 so I know I can actually make a profit when I sell it for better stuff. To sum it up, How did you start commercial deals? Go to the manager/owner and talk to him/her?? Just advertise and they will come to you??? Ask other LCS's if they are selling any contracts??? Also, Should My next season investment be a nice walkbehind or should I go for a new rider?