Okay, let me first state that you guys are great. I have learned a great deal from this website. I have two topics I would like constructive feedback on: How do you think customers would react to kids working for my lawn care business and what do you think about my first stab at pricing? Background info: I am a relatively new stepdad of three boys (ages 13, 13, 9) and a girl (5). My purposes for starting this lawn care business are to: teach the boys how to earn a living versus being handed everything, earn some extra cash working part-time, grow the business over time so they may have something in the future, and become less dependent on my 8 to 5 career. Also, I love working outdoors. Twins only mow and load/unload the trailer, 9 yr old is just a "gofer" and also watches the trailer and equipment for me. Equipment: I already know from reading many posts on this site that I have purchased very basic equipment (all of which came from Lowes) that must be upgraded at some point to commercial equipment and the very short lifespan of it. I am going to use what I have to get things started since I already spent the money and the twins probably couldnt handle the high-powered stuff anyway. Heres what I have: two 21 6.75hp Self-propelled mulching mowers (Troy-bilt and John Deere) two blowers (one gas, one electric no backpack) Black & Decker electric trimmer/edger (going to get a commercial gas one this weekend) 3,000 psi Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer a very old Craftsman Bush Whacker Shears 125E Husqvarna gas Edger 5 x 8 Trailer (open) 16 ladder (folds down to 4for transport) Measuring Wheel (thanks to poster from previous thread) Legitimacy: I have acquired a business license, LLC designation, Quickbooks software, spoke to an agent about insurance, and printed up business cards. Havent advertised though. Pricing: (Just a stab at it from a newbie) Basic Service (mowing, trimming hedges, and blowing clippings) ¼ acre - $50 (those very small yards) ½ acre - $75 1 acre - $100 1 ½ acres - $150 2 acres - $200 Additional Services (plus basic) Edging $20 (sidewalk, walkways) Gutter Cleaning $50 Leaf Cleanup $75 (is this simply gathering and bagging leaves?) Pressure Washing $150 (sidewalks, walkways, driveway) Are these prices high, low, okay or totally the wrong approach to begin with? Would customers look down on me since I have kids helping?