over the last couple days I have been debating starting up a mowing business and you guys have all been great. You have given me some great ideas and have me on the right track I believe. If I never had found this site, I would still be up in the air on what to do. But I think I am going to hold off for right now (summer) and save up as much as I can and try and buy some equipment and trailor (cheap or used) and then in the fall-winter I will hand out as many fliers as my ole printer will print and maybe advertise on the web/newspaper.. and get my name out there....so maybe by next spring I can have 10 or so customers....and see how that goes...ya never know...maybe by the end of the summer I will have around 20....then for next season I will be pretty well off...(probably wont go that good, but I always look up, cause thats where everything is) And I need to finance a cheap used truck too. Right now I have a 99 Olds Alero and I know that wont pull a trailer...And as for the contracts...I think my first year I will forget that....maybe just charge $30 or small yards, and $35 for normal/medium sized yards....then if I do grow, the next season I will think about a contract...those prices sound about right??? well if anyone has anything else to point out...I am all ears....and again...T H A N K S!!!!