Okay Lawn Care Maintenance Guru's..... Load yer guns. I am posting this about 20 yards away so you all should be able to hit it. Here's my ANNUAL budget......Any suggestions? What am I missing? This is a brand new business by the way: Startup Capital - 7500 Business License - 50 Fuel - 3120 Equipment maintenance - 500 Equipment Replacement - 1500 Truck Payments - 4200 Truck 1L listing (ins.) - 800 CGL Business Ins. - 360 Trailer w/ Equipment Rider ins. - 1400 Business Phone - 1200 Advertising - 1000 clothing - 500 That's 1844 per month to operate. I estimate my average loaded mile to cost 29 cents. Gates don't drop for less than 30.00. 1 man hour is 60.00 dollars. Service includes mow, trim, ege, blo & go. All other services extra. My market research supports a 60.00 dollar man hour. By my initial calculations I need 15 acounts paying 120/month just to operate. I need an additional 20 accounts to provide the income I want. That's 35 accounts that I intend to be annual accounts (contracted). It may not be realistic to pick that many accounts up with a late start this season (May). READY......AIM...........FIRE!!!!!!!!!