If you have been a member of this site for awhile or if you have used the search feature extensively you have probably come across the many different discussions about the "mow & go" concept. In fact, there is a business owner on this site who has seemingly perfected this approach, and has been kind enough to help members of the site and explain how things are done, etc... For the last two days (Friday and Saturday) I have spoke to 3 different people who have asked me about this type of business - if it can work, how it needs to be set up, the pros and cons, the expense, the profit potential, etc... I have lots of conversations with lots of people about many different aspects of business, and it was odd to me that in 2 days this type of business was asked about by 3 different people in 3 different parts of the country. So I figured I would open it up here on LawnSite to let these particular 3 people see what everyone else has to think.... If someone were to start a mow & go business - meaning offering nothing but mowing services (basic mowing, trimming (no edging), blowing off of hardscapes), what would it take? What kinds of trucks and equipment are needed? How do you get the customers? How many customers are needed to make it worth-while? How many lawns can one employee handle? How many employees are needed? How do you compensate employees? How does this business differ according to region (Florida vs. Michigan, Michigan vs. Nebraska, Nebraska vs. New England, for example)? What type of payment set up do you install? How do you handle scheduling? And anything else anyone can think of or wants to comment about. Personally, here in Pittsburgh where I am, I think it would be extremely difficult to set up this type of service due to terrain, short growing season, etc... Thoughts?