I started a small lawn mowing company with a friend about fifteen years ago. I decided that I need something else. Well about five years ago I was working as a Restaurant Manager and mowing about eight yards........... then ten........then twelve....and so on until The Lawn Magician was born. Well this year was the first year that I didn't work another job (even with the gas, economy, and having my third child!) full time! Well I am sure glad I found this site. There is a wealth of information here and it would be a waste for people not to use it! I am in S.W. Virginia (Roanoke) I have 30 residential accounts and five commercial. I don't have any employees yet. I can not stress to push people to be legit about your business. Pay your taxes, have insurance, and look professional! 75% of my business is due to just looking the part and having people walk up and say "can you mow my lawn?" Well I could talk for ever but I just wanted to say thank you!