Getting your license is the easy part, getting a vehicle is the hard part.
Running a business without either of them, will drive you insane.
Though it is GREAT because now you have a goal.
I suppose you are still in school? Which probably leaves you only the weekend to cut lawns.
So studying & all that boring stuff, you have about 18 hours to run your business.
What can you get done in 18 hours? 9 hours (8-5) Saturday & the same on Sunday.
If I get up at 7AM, I make sure to get on my first lawn by 8AM.
I usually take around 30 minutes per lawn give or take, add the fact you are using an electric mower & have to haul around wire +30 minutes minimum (wires, unloading, loading) w/o trimming & blowing. So maybe an hour to an hour & 20 minutes per lawn.
Now I am not able to figure out how many lawns you can do per day, because I do not know your route. Without a vehicle, getting to each lawn might take 10 minutes or more. You could get maximum 8 lawns done during the day with a tight route.
If you have a vehicle, & are like me (I consider most stop signs fake) & with a commercial mower, you could manage 17-18 lawns a day. Though I am too lazy to manage 18 lawns a day & like to finish working at 2-3pm, so I only manage 15 lawns a day.
Here is an idea, you will be more efficient with a gas mower, though you'd have to pay for gas, which is not a real problem because the extra work you do you will just be making more of a profit.
Now you can get a great commercial grade mower for $1,500.00 & only spend $7.00 a day on gas.
So to make your business worth it all, you have to make more than $1,500.00, which to me is 3 1/2 customers for the entire season.
To get your license do you have to be 15 or 16 years old? I don't remember.
I suggest you get into the habit of studying for your test. I wouldn't worry about taking lessons, just another way to throw away money.
Go purchase the latest driving study book & glue yourself to it every night.
I believe in Ontario you take a written multiple choice test & if you pass, an appointment is made for your driving exam.
In Montreal, it's a computerized multiple choice test with goofy pictures. If you pass your appointment is booked for a driving exam.
The tests are really simple, in fact they are so simple you might get it wrong.
On this site http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/driver_licence/index.php
if you can find it by clicking ROAD SAFETY, & under "Online Services SAAQclic"
Click on, "Check your knowledge online" or "Road Safety Quiz"
there is the exact test I had to take & you can practice with it. The real test is very similar regardless of what they say. (For Montreal)
Wherever you are, laws & such may be different... Especially if you are in England & drive like a mailman (steering wheel on the right) lol.
The reason I believe you should focus on getting your license above all, is because it is just THAT important. Having a license enables you endless opportunity to expand your business. Without it, you will not be able to expand & be kicking yourself for not getting it earlier.
In later time, the best purchase you can make would be in a truck. Forget about cars. Trucks = even more opportunity & the ability to grow, you can get so much space, 6-8 ft bed for equipment, not even including a trailer!
And don't forget about the drive type, you want a vehicle that can perform well in winter so you can get more business doing snow removal.
Plan for the future. We all want stability, plan for a future wife, kids, & house. Total it all up & figure out how much you have to do to get there.
If you have a woman in your life already, forget it. Your money is as good as gone. GOOD LUCK!