in all honesty, if you would have started sooner where do you think you would be? the same? bigger operation? more trucks, tools etc., already have upgraded to the market you want to be in? The reason I ask is when I was in High School and College I worked for a landscaper who had a small operation out of his property consisting of 2 acres with his two sons..........well twenty years later I am starting as a small part time out of my house like he did and I still keep in touch with him and his sons. I ask the father recently how old he was when he was when he started. He said, " 37, that was my biggest mistake, I should have started sooner. " That company now operates out of a 150 acre piece of land with separate nursery and landscape operations. I was blown away when he told me what age he started.