Hello everyone, Me and two friends have decided to start a lawn care business. I realize solo is the way to go, but we all have the needed equipment combined to enable a quick startup, so we said what the heck and are going to see how long we can make it last. We live in a town with about 20,000 people...we are posting an ad in the newspaper today, but what may be another way to successfully gain customers? Flyers on cars, in mailboxes? Hunting down yards with long grass and door knocking? We have (so far) decided to stick to lawn care. If we get landscaping requests, we are not too sure just exactly how we would handle it and accurately give estimates. Should we consider any work requests since we will not have many customers at startup? Our biggest concern, is just how do we estimate quickly either mowing, or if in fact we did decide to landscape? Is there any threads possibly that give a good idea of current (residential) labor costs? Or are we better off purchasing a book on this topic? Any other tips you guys may want to throw out would be great. I appreciate any help on this startup. Thanks.