Just looking for any advice that anyone can offer. I have decided to start up my own business. With research I have figured that I can get everything I need for about $6200. This includes about $1000 for door hangers and business cards. I plan on putting out the hangers starting in the next couple of weeks. The equipment I am looking at is a 36" Hustler Hydro walk behind with a double wheel sulky, another Echo trimmer, Echo stick edger, and an Echo backpack blower, the Echo stuff will be under $1000. I already have a truck and trailer. Also, within a 5 mile radius around my house is anywhere between 3000 - 5000 houses mostly with privacy fences on lots from 1/3 to 3/4 of an acre. I'm also looking into getting my pesticide license to apply fertilizer and other treatment. I'm thinking of charging between $45-$70 depending on the yard. The only other cost should be for insurance which I am trying to find out about now. Any advise on anything that I haven't thought about would be greatly appreciated. The only thing I am worried about is the amount of other lco's in the area.