I have done a little lawn maintenance on the side for a long time and worked for a golf course for six years but have never took my business to the next level. I am looking at writing a business plan (which I think everyone should do). As I am doing this I am finding out getting information on market analysis is hard to find in this industry or maybe I am not looking in the right place. Anyway I am taking a pole here and many of you may be interested in the same information. Also I would like to see LawnSite do this every year to update this information for the industry. Questions: Lawn maintenance(could do same for landscape) 1. How many: Customers Total acers covered Number of crews Number of people on a crew number of office staff size of city (est. Population) sales range net profit / gross sales (just as a percentage) average cost of labor State or region(not city) I think this would give us a good idea without giving acual prices where we stand. Again each area of the country will have diffiernt expenses but at least we can compair how we are doing on an average or if we need to do a better job.