My name is Robert. I appreciate everyone's input on this forum, as it has been extremely helpful. I am very interested in starting my own lawn care business. I have about $7,000 capital, a truck, and some great ideas. Grass does not start growing here until early April. That leaves me 5 weeks to get my name out there. I have absolutely no lawn equipment, no trailer, and no real hands-on experience. But I do know the potential that lies in this industry. I have a business name and logo in mind. I plan on making business cards, signs, door hangers, truck magnets, small magnets (for accounts/prospects fridge), and shirts. I plan to start small. I have decided that I will not unload the truck for under $35. My target market is small lawns that a push mower could easily handle. For the first 20-30 accounts I will be a one-man operation. My business will provide the following: Mow Trim Edge around driveway and sidewalk Blow excess onto street Bonus: Hedge clip/hand clip out of control bushes Other than the computer software, gas cans, oil, accessories and extras, I realize that my business needs the following equipment: Push mower trimmer edger back-pack blower hedge clipper hand-held clipper Of course I will get a license, insurance, pay taxes, the whole nine yards. My question is, what equipment should I get? Would it be a good investment to go ahead and get a kickbutt riding or self propelled mower? Will the back of my truck due, or do I NEED a trailer? Please help!