Hello everyone, My name is Carlos, I've been trolling on this site and snow site for a bit now and just wanted to introduce myself and possibly get helpful advice/tips and meet new people. I've have about 16 yrs of landscaping experience. Started landscaping with my dad on the weekends when I was 9. He grew his operation and I gained more knowledge and my role in the company changed. I started to handle all accounts and sales aka office work. After some years I decided I needed to learn more about how to run a successful business so I left the family business and worked for big and small landscape firms. I learned everything I wanted and now this season I will be starting my own lawn care and landscape maintenance company and eventually buying out my dad's company which has downsized since I left. I have started by offering my fertilizing program to my dads faithfull clients. Then plan on doing door hangers on any neighbors of clients I pick up. I want to grow at a manageable rate so I can take care of office and field work by myself in my first season in a half. So im here for any tips/advice and more knowledge I can't get from any of you big successful guys. Thanks!!!