OK, I know I have been talking bout this since last summer, but.... I started buisness in August of 2005. I have a 60" Hustler Z, just ordered a 36" Quick 36 super duty, snapper 21", sthil trimmer, Stihl backpack blower. I plan to buy stihl hedge trimmer and a backup string trimmer before spring. I have come throught the winter with 1 account left. I just collected from another account that had already asked me to mow next year, 8 weeks late. I will not mow her yard next year. My commercial account suffered from suprising turn of political events and someone else will be mowing it next year. I have a good job besides this but still have 3-4 days per week to mow. I plan to go to fertilizer class before spring. Todya is Jan 5. I tentivley plan to buy thousands of flyers and start passing out flyers in mid Feb. All you expereiced guys, what would you do next? I am anxious to get started, but perfer to learn from others mistakes. Thanks for the help.