hey, it has been a while since i've posted here, and I have a few questions. I am trying to figure out a way to help pay for college. I was in the landscaping biz b4 when I was like 14/15 y/o and that didn't work out very well. I mean I took on jobs that I couldn't do and didn't have money for decent equipment and lol I couldn't drive sicne I was so young. Anyways, I am not 18 and can get a loan, a biz license, insurance, ect... I figured it would probably cost about $100,000 to start up a landscape contracting business. (which i'll have to get a biz loan 4). I know my way around landscape construction and things like that but could someone tell me if there are seminars and classes related to professional installations and things like that? How about avertising? This kind of business I would assume you dont advertise the same way, right? More elaborate postcards and borchures is what you'd use right? (I really have no clue). What about equipment? I was thinking of buying a Ford F-350 and putting a dump insert on it, buying a dump trailer that also would carry a skid steer and putting other misc. equipment in the back of my Dodge dakota (which would be the foreman truck). Also, how do you train and hire crews for this type of work? Just so you know, the business part itself (all of the legal stuff) I can figure out myself since I have many many business books. Thanks for reading this and thanks for your help in advance.