Hello all, just need some encouragement. My husband and I have a landscaping company that just the two of are employed really just my husband. We both work full time jobs but my husband loves doing the landscaping on the side. We have 25 residential customers. Our invoices range from $35-$125. My husband does all the work by himself using his buddies when they are available. He does cutting, edging, weeding, flowerbeds, mulching, cutting down trees etc. We have been unable to find reliable help so that we can expand. Both of our credit is tarnished. I have tried to get credit in our business and have only been able to secure Office Depot and Staples. We have a walk behind, several smaller mowers, and he has recently acquired through one of our customers a tractor. We really need one we live on 5 acres here in Maryland. One of our customers he can use this in his yard as well. The issue is all the money that we make we are buying more material or using it to catch up on bills. We are making a profit but everything we get we have to use it and at the end of the season we are no better off then we were at the beginning. Last year we made an additional $15,000.00. We would like to get one good commerical property that would generate at least $5-10,000.00 monthly. The hope would be if we could secure a commercial account we could advertise and hire help. Getting customers is not the issue all of our customers from last year have returned. My husband works really hard and is a good guy it just appears it is hard to really get a break. We need a zero turn but not able to afford it. I am encourgaged that this business will work but agin just need some encouragement and any advice would be welcome. Thanks
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