I work solo and have for the past year. Currently I have about 60 lawns that take me about 3 1/2 days to cut. I have a 52" Tiger Cub that is on all lawns except the back yards where there are small gates that I haven't expanded and use a 36" WB about 1.5 hours total a week. The first week in July I will be getting married and my fiance insisted that we go immediately on a honeymoon and we are and have the deposit payed and that is going to be the way it is. My best man is also self employed as a remodeler/builder and offered to take of my lawns whille I was gone. It should be no problem since he used to mow lawns himself. He usually earns about the same as I do hourly with a crew that he has sometimes. What I need to decide is what is fair payment for him for the week. Basically he will be using all my equipment and will have my card for gas, etc. All other work will be delayed for the week as far as landscaping goes though. As far as ongoing business expenses that I have major ones are storage unit, two trucks, and insurance. My only other choice is to try and find someone else to mow the lawns and that could be a real chore.