I have been running my own lawn service for about six months. I've been working with my dad since I was 12yrs old, but never learned anything from it. Since going my own way I have bought my own equipment, a truck and I have been getting counselling from a local small business association. I have 7 clients as of now, 3 full-service, 4 bi-weekly. I will be filing for a tax I.D. this week and I have an appt with my insurance agent for business coverage. All my clients have been word of mouth, but i'm looking to take my advertising to the first level: magnetic signs, trailer signs, business cards, flyers & t-shirts.