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I recently lost my job and I want a career change. I would really like to start a lawn service but I am unsure of where to start. I am no stranger to hard work and love being outdoors although I know that it isn't going to be a picnic I still look forward to starting. Also I don't want to be a cut-throat to any existing companies so tips on ettiquite and professional courtesy are welcome. At first I would like to start small (just me ) and then grow to be a reputable and professional lawn service specialist. Will someone please help me and give me some tips and information? I would like to start as inexpensive as possible, but I dont want to have junk or look like the Fred Sanford of the lawn care business. I don't have a lot of money to start with but I want to buy the best that I can with what I have and upgrade as the work picks up. New home sales are at an all time high in my city and I don't think that there will be a problem getting work. I have a few questions if you have any tips or suggestions that I don't ask about please feel free to give them as all help is appreciated. What would be a minimum list of equipment that I will need to get started? Do you place fliers on doors or do you attatch them to mailboxes? What is best to go after homeowners or commercial accounts? If you see another tradseman in a neighborhood do I assume that the neighborhood is "his" or can I go after accounts there. What is the best way to find used equipment? What services should I offer to make the most of my business? Thanks to all that took the time to read this thread. And thanks in advancefor all help.

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