to having a large lawn company... I understand the positives of running a company with employees. first and foremost, the load of the work will be carried by them, not the owner. having employees can open up new opportunities, more jobs can be taken on, and more revenue can be generated (now understand that I don't ALWAYS believe that to be the case, because i don't care what anyone says, some of these dimwits that have employees AREN'T making MORE money. it's about costs, and not every owner is smart. so I don't buy into the fact that every company with employees is doing great.) So let's reiterate, the goal of a company with employees is 1. let the owner MANAGE the company, not do the actual work. 2. employees provide a security blanket if the owner falls ill, and 3. employees if the company is managed correctly, meaning cost effective, can make more money than a solo guy. Ok, I got that... but is the GOAL of an employee based company to sell off the company and make big $$$'s once the owner retires? Sorry, I don't believe it. Because you tell me who would have enough money to buy a huge company? what would happen would be this: the company would end up splitting up everything.. sellling some accounts to this person, some equipment to this person, etc etc etc... I do not see a HUGE PROFIT going to the owner of an employee based company once he retires. Did I just read someone say that a SOLO company will have a large grass asset to sell (being sarcastic), and rather implying that the employee based company would be where the $$$'s would be... oh peelease, give me a break... there are definitely positives to having employeees, but if you think you will become a millionaire selling a big lawn company, sit back down. Agree or disagree?