I run a very small, but LEGITIMATE company. I'm fully insured, licensed, pay state income taxes, worker's compensation, etc, etc. A few of my $70/week customers have called me up saying they have offers to cut their lawns at $40 from other LCO's. When I first started 8 years ago, these very properties were $60 weekly lawn mowing properties! How do shave off 30% from 8 years ago!? This year, my insurance premiums are increasing, my one employee deserves a raise for good service, fuel prices are increasing...how are we supposed to keep our heads above water when we're constantly getting cut down at the knees by these illegal lowballers? I know this must be the 100000000000x post about this crap, but had to vent.