well now that I got your attention ....HI well lets see if I can keep this simple. Currently Im finishing my last year at Pittstate in the automotive program with my 4 year degree, and after some time off and family health problems from the looks of everyone else I am 23yrs old and appear to be getting into this business a little late LOL. I used to run a small lawn business in middle school and with a push mower and a 4 door integra it was more of a pain than a profit. now its time to do it right My plans are to pick up as many contracts as possible without lowballing myself to the extent it just becomes exercise. I plan on running part time until it will support a full-time job. The capital maker will likely be auto adjusting with a local insurance company as I have done for several Internships. This will allow me to have company car and work my own schedule while I set up a rig. My reason for not just sticking to such a job is I dont want to work for someone else. I want a direct correlation from my work ethic to my paycheck, and yes I realize being your own boss is anything but easy but Im not going into this completely blind. to me the same desk job everyday is not for me but I knew going into this or a similar business the degree will be my back up for whatever reason, injury, competition, economy etc. So for the next several months I will take in as much info as I can to get an idea of what rig set up I want and only continue expanding my knowledge from there. Im sure many of you have first timer advice so by all means hit me with it . My main concern is I will be competing with alot of full service companies and my general knowledge is not near strong enough to offer such services at the quality I would accept from myself. so for the time being I will be focusing on basic mowing clients and fall cleanup, and during the winters snow removal and especially salting with as much icing we get. Other than the business I toy with alot of cars kinda why I want to get out of the auto business not to mention it took a DIVE!!!! but I've found over the last 3 years that turning my passion into a career started to take the fun out of it. if anyone is interested check out www.v8s2000.com a good friend and I started this forum after completing several ls1 Rx7's and that was his next project, you will find me under meet and greet as MIDWEST7. other than that HELLO p.s. if my typing seems a little off I didnt bother to proof this lol ive been searching the site for the last 6 hours no sleep yet so cut me a break, to those that took the time to read this thanks and look forward to meeting with several of you.