I am in the beginning stages of looking to go into business in commercial and residential lawn care, then eventually (slowly) grow the business into landscaping design and installation....but still maintaining the lawn maintenance side of things. Among the many questions I have yet to answer, the biggest one I am looking at is whether to start this from the ground up or buy an existing business. I am looking at businesses ranging from 20-85 accounts. Other than valuating the business based on the financials (profit/loss), equipment, etc. what are some other ways to look at the value of the business in terms of setting a purchase price? By the way, this will be located in south Florida.