I have been visiting this site for a while now. I finally joined so I can get some advice on my own questions. I will be alone (maybe some help from a long time friend) working part time to start. (while holding a job in the mortgage banking field) I will start small (probably with a Toro) 36'' hydro/float, Murry 21" push, Stihl- trimmer,edger, hedger and bp blower. I have not decided on why type of hauler or trailer yet. I have and am still taking classes with the local SBDC. From the threads I have gathered that it is most important to start slow and learn to price jobs correctly from the beginning. What is the most efficient way to price a job? I feel that it is not wise to price by volume as there are only so many daylight hrs. But you must be careful not to "price for profit" yourself out of a bid. What brand would you choose to start with? Considering cost vs productivity. Toro or Exmark, Stihl Or shindaiwa. Thank You.