If you want to: 1. Pick up someone's slack 2. Fix everything 3. Make half the money 4. Not get accounts 5. Lose accounts 6. Listen to customer's gripe about poor quality 7. Lose all interest in owning a Lawn Care Co. 8. Lose a friend. This list could go on and on but here's how you do it. Start a PARTNERSHIP with a friend. If your thinking about doing it dont! I dont care how long you've known this person. When i started a few years ago i thought "This wont happen, I've known him for 10 years. He wouldnt do this or that." But guess what.....It did. Ive done this for 3 full seasons. And as of right now this will be the last. For the first half year and the next 2 years it was fine. But then this year around the first of july it went down hill quick. Him not showing up, getting calls from customer wondering where we have been, he would mow but not trim. It got to the point that if he was one second late i would have to leave his a$$. I spend way to much time waiting or him just being M.I.A. You may wonder if he caught up with me later in the day since he was late. No he didnt because he was so far out of the loop that he could'nt have known what job i would be working on that day. To this day i still havent seen him. So seriously think about it before you do it. There are horror stories for a reason. I'm not saying it would never work but i think this field of work it's better to have sole ownership. I have a lot of fishing to make up for next spring, summer and fall. So to all of you that have helped me along the way thank you and Good luck to everyone!