Alrighty, here's my start up list that I've gathered after long and hard research -- not! The ZTR issue is still up in the air as I'm not sure if I want to buy new or a used one (to save money). I also had plans on doing an LLC but I think I'll hold off on that and just start as a DBA for at least a year. Rough estimates: LegalZoom DBA - $120 500K Liability - $500ish /year Local Biz License - $20 JD Z920 54" - $7700 (Quote from JD) Husqvarna 28cc Weedeater - $218 (debating STIHL FS 70, but already own 1 Husqvarna 28cc) STIHL BR350 Blower - $360 STIHL FC 70 Edger - $299 STIHL HS 45 Trimmer - $299 14ft Trailer - $1300 Justrite Fuel Cans - $160 Twine - $40 Push Mower - $200 I'm really comfortable with the JD and Stihl as that's what we used at work and rarely gave any problems. So I'm looking at about $11000 starting out. Reasonable? Did I forget anything.