Do the companies that finance your equipment and trucks give you a break b/c there hasn't been any snow yet?...Is your insurance company going to give you a refund on the premiums you have payed because you haven't been plowing? Is the salt dealer going to buy back that pile of salt you have?...are your subcontractors going to give you back the retainers you paid them?...No, No, No and No!!! Seasonal contracts are kinda like gambling some times you win and sometimes you don't. Tell these people who aren't paying you to quit being sore loosers and pay up. These are the kind of people who would most likely not cut you any slack (not money-wise, just time-wise)what so ever if 3 feet of snow were to drop in 1 hour.