Let me lead off by saying that I am in no way, shape, or form a lazy person and I am certainly willing to put in the time and effort necessary to learn a trade and business. That being said I am not completely convinced that lawn care/landscaping is a very good business to be in. I have only been in business for 3 years, which I know is a very short amount of time, but I am beginning to see that it is VERY difficult to turn a decent profit cutting grass. It just isn't there to be made. In my opinion most of the money made in the world is made off of ignorance. Your lawyer can charge you $400 for 15 mins work to make a living will because you know nothing about it. Your dentist can charge you $2000 for 20 mins of drilling your teeth because you know nothing about it. Well....... people DO know something about cutting their grass. They know they aren't going to pay someone $200 to cut a lawn they could cut in 30 mins. I am afraid I will put in 20 years of my life building a lawncare/landscape business that will be worth $250K. If I had gone into another business it would be worth WAY more. I just don't hear very many people saying " I started out with a push mower and now I make half a million dollars per year" . Maybe I'm unrealistic but I want a business with some upside potential.