I haven't read the all of the above posts...but I would get an SOS for sure and DEFINITELY contact vacaway for a free spotting kit, all you pay is shipping. There products work really well. What will keep you buying stuff for years is if you offer many different services...ie, carpet, tile, upholstery, leather, pet spots, red spots, shower work, stone work, wood floors, rugs....it's a blessing and a curse. If you stay focused you don't have to buy a lot of additional items, if you diversify you can make a lot of money in just one home...and often the first job or two pays in full for the equipment...so you're working for free but you've now go the equipment...this makes it hard not to do everything
. Then you have the issue of fitting it all in your vehicle. Above all I think advertising and good signage is important. Signage makes you look committed, even if your vehicle is not all that.