Hi everyone i have been lurking this site for a long time now decided to start posting. Ive done landscaping on and off for the last 4-5 years with a friend with a small 30-40 account side business. Last year he made the decision to cut back so i took over 2 good customer accounts right near my house he had so they were still happy and being serviced. Started as a way for some extra side cash to help pay for my equipment i needed for my own house i just bought ................i have a problem after using his commercial stuff i couldn't just buy a homeowner trimmer,blower etc even for my own house lol buy once cry once i guess. So fast forward to this season gained a neighbor of the 2 last year and then got stopped by rental owner with 15 houses while i was out working asked if i could do a trimming job on two side hills in front of houses his current guy didn't want do anymore ....gave him a quote did the job gained a very happy customer. He talked to me after the small job and im taking over all 15 complete accounts + the 3 i had for next year went from nothing to 18 over night basically its been crazy. I actually love this type of work and being outside.I love the difference in looking at before and after pics from installs of new beds and mulch jobs/edging we have done in the past and how much it improves the look of the house.I learn more everyday from alot of the topics on here and hope to keep learning more and grow next season i got a list of shiny toys im investing in next season hopefully it all works out .