Hey everyone I have read a lot of post on here and I want to give some words of encourgement. I have been in this business before but nothing like what I have currently grown my business to. I am at 36 accounts. Which includes an apartment complex, church, storage shed, and a large account with a property management company. I currently have atleast 2-3 landscape projects weekely. No this is not cleaning up leaves or trimming trees. I do this all with a full time job. I work 8-5 and I have to leave to work at 7 and get home at 530. I work in a corporate office and during this cooler months I bid jobs at lunch and sometimes get a quick mow in. I havent low balled or anything and I have done this all since October 5 2007. I am not bragging but telling you guys that are having problems to hang in there. I could be at a lot more accounts if I did this as my main priority. For you guys thinking about quitting your jobs make sure you have enough work for the slow season. For you young guys stick with it. I graduated from a private school (TCU) and got made fun of when I got back into this. My first year I should push just under 55K. With my full time salary I should make just about 100K. True I have worked myself to the bone. Lost one relationship in the process (She needed to go anyway) and have been sleep deprived for the last 9 months but it is worth it. Young guys do what you can. Once again you do this job and you are succesful by working 7 days a week and doing it when the sun gets up and goes down. When it goes down that is when you start doing your books. I did this all with $400. I purchased a toro and homelite equipment. 10 mows later toro is still there and homelite stuff is in the dumpster. Currently I have 3 toros, a tiller, 3 echo trimmers, 2 echo hedgers, 4 chainsaws ( I do a lot of trees, misc other stuff.