First let me say that so far this summer I have gained a lot of knowledge and tips from this forum. My questionis this,and it is muiti part;"How much per acre do you charge? what is the beast way to approach a commercial/residential prospect? how do you handing your taxes(with software or through a agency?) The reason for the question is this. I have been working for someone this year and I want to go it alone. If I am doing 20 to 30 yards for someone I just think that I should go ahead I go out on my own. More money for me and more benifits also. I am going to geet my insurance and license soon and would like to start placing bids,but I have never written an effective proposal and would appreciate any and all input on bids and contracts. I know the knowledge is out there on this site and I would love any and all input on starting my new LCO this coming season. Thanks in advance.