Hi everyone!! I am interested in purchasing a lawn spraying business (fertilizer and weed control) in southwest Minnesota. The business I am looking at currently has 300 clients for spring and fall spraying. Currently the owner does the spraying himself and said he could add about 100 more clients before he would need an employee. Annual income is roughly 40,000 with 25,000 in the pocket after chemicals, gas, licenses, insurance, etc... He is asking 40,000 for the client list and his equipment (everything but the truck), he also has lawn aerating equipment but rarely uses it. He doesnt advertise much and is currently in 5 cities within a 15 mile radius. My first question is if this is a fair price? ( I will negotiate with him) Next question is: I realize that spraying would take up most of 2 months in spring and 2 months in the fall, so what other than mowing would be good ad-ons?(deck sealing, driveway sealing, gutter cleaning, hedge trimming, decorative fencing, laying rock, mulch, etc..) My third question is: Other than snow removal, what other opportunities would be available and practical once the snow flies? Any ideas, answers, suggestions, advice, etc.. is greatly appreciated!! Just wanted to add that the current owner is willing to have the buyer work with him to learn and also for future free advice. Owner is selling due to health issues.