New to the business, so I just want to say thanks for all the comments and suggestions. You guys bring quite a bit of knowledgw to the discussion table. My question is this: I currently hold a full time job 8-5, Have a great wife with 5 kids (ages 2-9) and started a side business this past fall (leaf removal) which has currently gone into some snow removal. I have a concern regarding daylight hours and the number of accounts for lawn maintenace. For instance, the summer is easy to provide service because of after work daylight, but I could see where the early spring and fall time frames could come back to haunt me. I am willing to put in my weekend hours but with the family, soccer etc. it may not be worth it in the end. What is a "safe number of accounts to take on initially. I know drive time contributes to this scenario, but would you take on roughly 9 accounts.......2 Mon, 2 Wed. 2 Fri & 3 Sat. I look at this scenario to allow for rain days and daylight savings etc. What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance!!