I’m basically a start-up full time guy. I was part time for 4 years one or two days a week. I retired from my job that paid great money. I was just burned out after 30 years. 28 in management. I just couldn’t do it anymore. Burned slap out. I have to keep working until my wife is 65. I’m 65 now. So I have to keep at it. I’m not taking Social Security until then. 20 months. I hired a guy that has 12 years of experience in lawns and landscaping. He is very knowledgeable. I am working like crazy trying to get the word out that I’m full time now with more services. This guy seems to be loyal and willing to help us grow. I’ve got good equipment, most paid for. I got signs made up for along the road. Working on flyers or door hangers, Networking everywhere I can. I figure one referral will pay for each program. I even landed a small commercial account on a very busy road that I’m going to make look as best I can. The owner is allowing me to put up a sign advertising my business. So I’m working hard. Then I read on here most guys fail in 1, 2, or three years. I am working harder now than I did at my job. But I like it more. I just pray I don’t fail. I don’t need much to live on. My house is paid for. Don’t owe that much on the family car. But it’s a big leap into the deep end for sure. I do want to be legit. I am trying to follow advice like get a bookkeeper to set up Quickbooks. Etc. I am not touching my 401K for this. Anyway I read how low the success rate is and it scares me. Bad!