FYI - I'm going to be long winded and vent... Four years ago, I started with a plan to work my full time job (which is WAY too good to consider letting go), mow 15-20 yards (or the equivalent commercial properties) and fully maintain about half of 15-20. I was sure I could handle those with just myself and my oldest son. Now I'm mowing 25, three every other week, maintaining 15 and have so much other work coming is it is absolutely ridiculous. I know I don't have anyone I can really trust to run a crew, at least not yet - even my closest friend who has helped me out from time to time, from time to time skips steps that I consider crucial. Now I have bids is for the residence of a local city manager, who has already referred a commercial job (245ft french drain @ $3.5k) in his city. I also have his neighbor on a LARGE ($3776) tree trimming and felling job. I have a $4k tear out and install (start over) that is pending (99% sure) approval and more calls every day (3 today for one time mows). I also get corporate referrals from a local realty. I am absolutely upfront with EVERY customer. I tell them that, while it is full time, it is not my primary income. I also let them know that right now, I am at least 3 weeks out on STARTING any work. Admittedly, and I am ashamed to admit it, I have paid one guy under the table for a few days work. I needed the help to meet deadlines. I'm at the crossroads of either saying "no", hiring a crew, or trying to go full time. Not really a question, but I'd welcome your comments / advice. Please be more detailed than just, "Do it!". I'd like to hear some reasoning why or why not.