what are your goals for your business, and yourself, since you own your business? I'll start. I had a goal back in winter of 2010 to go full time with my business because the money i was getting working part time with a local lco and doing my own stuff part time just wasn't cutting it. so I decided to do something about it and i didn't need to quit because techincally i was fired in the winter. so i did things were tight my first year full time, but i still wasn't legit and didn't couldn't advertise, next year i said i want to make double what i did this year which wasn't hard because all i had were 10 accounts, what you know i registered and advertised and i picked up 10 new account that spring and a few other jobs and more then doubled my business. last fall i set a goal of 2500 a week for this season and i can't say i've accomplished my goal on a weekly basis for every month up to now, but may and june I exceeded my weekly goal in a single day for a few weeks, i should still reach my goal not counting snow removal. my next goal is to have 50-55 lawn customers so in the slow months where all i may be doing is mowing i will still hit 2500 a week and to buy house by the time i am 25 which is next august 18th. I think i should be able to do it if i can gain enough business, which i plan to do with the huge increase in advertising for this fall. but next year will also be my third year in business and my name should be a little bit better known, that should help me get work. and once i have the house i plan to buy a 911 turbo if things are working out well, but before i buy the house i have to buy a new landscape trailer probably an 18' big tex 10pi, bagger system for the new mower, a new back pack blower, and another f350 4x4 diesel dump with a fisher mm electric over hydraulic plow setup on it for about 3500. and pay for that insurance for the year like i do now. i'm actually planning on buying the equipment and truck this year before leaves start to fall. oh and i have plans to put 1 person on the books part time for next year, maybe 2 people if things go really well.