Everyone I talk to in the service industry has told me its a dog eat dog world and well I am starting to feel hungry. I have always been a nice guy and am afraid to step on someones toes to have it come back and bite me. The point I am trying to get to is that I need to start growing instead of getting stale and I need some advice that has been quantified on how to go about rising above and beyond the compition in my area. I have watched a few of the other crews around me it seems they do not pay a lot of attention to productivity. I have started working being the most productive I can be from the very begining and I take less time and do better work than crews with three guys and larger equipment. Another thought I have had is to buy out a guy that I know pretty well and is starting to pass me a few customers because he is getting close to retiring. I need to start bitting and I am not sure how without it coming back and bitting me.