Thank you all for the advice and well wishes I've received from my other thread "Equipment advice and guidance needed." I'm getting so busy right now working part time that I don't know what to do! I don't want to quit my 9-5 because I have a mortgage and a car note. Besides that I'm not licensed or insured yet. My plan was to get "legal" this year and quit my 9-5 in February and start full time in Spring 2006. I'm made about $1000 in April so far with no advertising or anything. Just word of mouth. I'm afraid to advertise because I don't want to turn people down. BUT if I advertised I'd probably be making more than I do at this 9-5. I'm short on equipment too. Don't know what to do... I've also been looking at mowers but here are so many to choose from. Can I get some pros and cons on walk behinds versus the riding mowers? Before I spend thousands of dollars I really want to good/horror stories about what to get and not to get. I'd also like to know what are some of the biggest problems you've encountered in starting your business.