I've never seen such a competitive and saturated market as the snow removal buisness. I tried marketing my snowplowing buisness(luckily it was a fake buisness and no money had been put in yet because I was waiting to see if I could sell the services first before I lost my money). Anyway I went door to door to about 100 homes in a day(residential) just to get an idea of how competitive it was. I went to new subdivisions and old houses, every possible market there was and I've never seen such a hard sell in my life! You couldn't target a specific competition or something that was stalling or ruining my selling. Every SINGLE person had a different reason for not buying my service, here are a few examples: "the local guy down the street has been doing it for 10 years and he does a great job", "I have a buisness and I trade my services for the snowplowing services", ect... ect.. It was ridiculous. I wasn't even about to dream about putting bids on commercial stores because I had no idea how much to put up, plus the commercial stores want references ect... How the hell did you guys get your startup company up and running? I've given up(after one day) Oh, I did the selling that one day back in late september so it had nothing to do with lateness. I'm just wondering how you "cometitive sharks in the water" got the buisness up and running. You guys must be some very savvy buisnessmen because I've never seen a harder sell than this.