wow, you make it sound as if i am out there squashing the competition like a ruthless dictator.
i am the friendliest competitor out there and have helped several other business get started that used to be former employees.
guys like me are the least of a new businesses worries because the type of work i do a new guy starting out can not do as well as the type of job a small guy does i can not do because my costs are higher.
with that said there is plenty of work for everyone and every business and market is entirely different.
any new businesses biggest worry is pricing jobs properly so they make money and lowballers are the biggest threat to any business big or small.
other than that i completely agree with you that you have to take every job that comes your way and not focus on one aspect of the industry.
the only guy that says there is money in just cutting grass is someone who will bust their tail for the rest of their lives for minimal gain or someone who will not be around in a few years because cutting the grass is just a means to get on someones property to open the door for other work.