Hi, there. I am new to this forum as you can see by my posts. but I have decided to give this business a shot. Had alot of things happen in the last year. So I do not want to work for the man. And I love a good looking lawn. I am starting out small. Mostly because of the time of year. Mostly gonna do this part time. For now to make a few extra bucks. But by next spring i want to go full time. Or the max number af yards I can do in two days. I have most of the equipment. Truck, enclosed trailer, riding mower(non comercial), wb mower, edger, weed whacker. But I have a few questions. 1. What lic do I need? And what kind of insurance? And at what time is the right time to start showing income? 2. What kind of computer programs are needed to do invoices and keep track of income and expenses and so forth? 3. How do u decide what to charge? Talked to one guy and he said you base it on $40 an hour. 4. Basic sevices are mow, whack, and edge. What else do you offer in basic service? What extras do u offer? 5. And anything else that you think can be added. Thank you for all you help. I have seen a lot of good info on here. But I do have one thing to say. If you can't respond to me with helpful information. Then please do not respond. I have read and seen all the flaming that goes on. And I do not need it.