Hello everyone, I hope you're all enjoying your winter. I am rathered stressed out at the moment. You see I have all these visions in my head and on paper about what I want to do with my business. The only thing is I lack the funding required for my ideas. I'm 22 years old and I don't have the greatest credit due to a mistake on circuit city's behalf. I am disputing the claims they have made on my credit report, but till I get it cleared my credit is not good enough to impress a lender. I currently own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500; 2 60" Exmark Lazer Zs: one with 1100 hours, the other with 400 hours; an Exmark Metro 48"; 16' trailer; and all the other odds and ends required to run a mowing crew. Everything is paid for completely and I know I have enough to run a successful crew that can mow anywhere from 120-150 lawns. The reason I need funding is because I want to offer more than just mowing. I want to do mulching, aerating, lawn applications, clean-ups, weekly weed control, etc. I can't do that with just the one truck and I have spent most my money on the equipment that I have. I want to become a full service company so the customer uses me over and over. I know I will make money with the equipment I have now and will be able to afford more equipment down the road, but I'm looking to raise capital before the season starts back up so I don't miss out on the Spring rush. Any ideas on how I can raise money? I was going to ask my father for some help but him and my mom are getting a divorce and he is alreay giving up half his belongings. I don't think it would be a good time to hit him up for a loan. I know a few older gentlemen that are rather wealthy but I don't know how to approach them. I've tried all the banks and they all say the samething. Any ideas on how I can get someone to invest in me?