Hello Members. I have a question about expanding my Business. Because of Hurricane Charley wiping out a good portion of my nursery I am thinking of increasing the size of my Pesticide Application Business. Florida has very strict rules about who can sit for the applicator certification test. Therefore Pesticide licenses are hard to come by. Under Fla Law I can hire Part Time people that are in the green industry full time. What are the chances that Lawn mowing people would be interested in working Part Time for my company on a commission bases with taxes and worker comp etc.????? They could sell and service many of their own mowing accounts. Now under law I would have to give them a minim of 5 days training. However I feel I would have to give them more training than the required 5 days. Of course the more they know the better job they could do. Of course A problem for me would arise 3 years from their hire date. When they themselves could apply to sit for the Pesticide test. However since I am 64 years old I do not see that as a big problem for me. Of Course I could not service the entire state of Florida. So I am thinking about limiting this Idea to a select few in the near by area to me. Now any input to this idea would be appreciated. I am sure I may be missing some point. But let me made one thing very clear. This is not a rent-a-license scam. I want to keep everything on the up and up. I do feel this could produce me a increased income. At the same time it would be a chance for good people to get a Pesticide license while still keeping there own business in tact.