Most of you know I'm a Police Officer. There is a few guys on my department who own their own lawn business, some big, some in between and the rest small. One of my buddies (small operator)called me (small operator) today and told me he was approached by one of the other guys (medium operator) about possibly going in together and bidding the Quick Trips in our area. I beleive there are over a hundred but don't quote me on that. So I told him I'd think about it. After some thought it didn't sound like a good idea. First we'd have to set up a separate company, get insurance (already pay enough as it is), joint bank account and decide who's going to be the ram rod of the outfit and a few other things which would increse; at least in my operation, my overhead. Anyhow I thought I'd throw this out to you all and see if any of you have ever had a multi-partnership business and was it successful or not.