Hello, i am starting of fmy business with all the required insurance and whatnot this year, but i do need some help. I am trying to bid of soem commercial properties. The first few i was going to bid on are apartment complexes. One is the apartment complex i live in, which previously they have cut with their own Zero turn mower. I have been the grounds maintenance person for the last 2 years using their equipment, but a new owner bought the business this yera and is faced witht he idea of buying new equipment or hiring a company. I noticed a bid on his desk earlier this week and the office manager suggested i turn in a bid from my compnay and instead of just using his equipment, give him a price using my equipment and doing the whole job. Using a 60" Zero Turn the full lawn (just mowing) used to take 5-6 hours. Trimming/edging was another 2-3 hours...so it is a full days job. On top of this i would like to present a price for bush and shrub maintenance because they have been neglected previous years and look like crap. I just need some guidance on how i would bid for a property like this or any of the surrounding complexes of similar size. We have about 210 units here as do the surrounding complexes. the bid i saw on his desk quoted $275 per cutting for lawn mowing, $1050 for the month, and $8150 for the season. Does that sound about right? I plan to invest in a commercial 72" Mower once i land a bid or two, thatway once the snow melts i will be ready to go. Please give me some guidance.