I am just starting my own landscaping/lawn mowing company and i have been able to find out allot just by browsing around this site but i still have some questions. My first question and most important one is pricing structure, i was thinking of basing it on total square footage with breakpoints at certain sizes what i had thought of so far was something along the lines of: 0-4000 $25 4001-8000 $30 8001-12000 $35 ect... +$5 if the lawns a PITA Anyway i was wondering if this was a good way to go, if i have the price changes at the appropriate points, and if there's anybody else from around here (Windsor, ON) can you let me know what the typical pricing is like. My second question is i want to be cutting for between 30-40 hrs per week (landscaping for 10-20) and the typical lawn size being 5000, how many accounts can i handle solo? I was thinking somewhere in the range of 40-80. My third question is about equipment, i have the following: Chevy 2500HD Short Box Arctic 7.5' Plow Stihl handheld blower all the hand tools (rakes, shovels, picks, ect..) I'm thinking of getting the following from the local dealer: 32" Exmark Metro Walkbehind $2999 Stand-on Wheel $439 21" Exmark Metro Pushmower $999 Husqvarna 324LX Trimmer $499 Husqvarna 123HD60 Hedge Trimmer $389 (All of this financed through the dealer at 4.9%APR for 4 years equals $149.93/month tax inc) Other stuff i need: Trailer $1500? Edger $100? Office Supplies $200? Misc other stuff $500? Hows that look as far as prices and types ect? Am i forgetting anything? Also i see allot of people talking about buying equipment straight up and not financing, why is that? I have my business licences, tax #, and insurance all set to go. Thanks in advance.