Hello everyone! First post and undoubtedly the same old story you guys deal with everyday, but I am 18 and really want to start my own company. I have experience (worked for a large company for several months, and had to leave due to personal issues; plus I really enjoy mowing and I was just the weed whipper). I know how to operate the equipment and have an idea of what I need; two mowers (1 wb 1r/a), 1-2 whippers; edger; backpack; trailer; etc. I need some suggestions on what to do. I have several people I know that would hire me, but competition in this area is tough. I can't get bigger without getting better equipment. I do not want to join another company because I don't want to start at the bottom again. I also do not want to fail and be thousands of dollars in debt. I am going to college and have those expenses as well; the perfect scenario would have my lawn operation helping me with school. How should I do this? I really enjoy lawn care but do not want to ruin myself financially. Halp!