On the same token, My wife and I are starting a new business with Carpet Cleaning. However, we are racking our heads about it. I used to work for Rainbow International. The trucks and everything was limited as to what my boss was able to buy. It had to be their trucks, equipment, and chemicals. This was 20 years ago. Now that my wife and I want to break into this, I'm at a loss. In my head I'm thinking start off with a portable and lug that around until I can get a truck, while at the same time my head says clients don't want to see a portable, they want to see a truck with all the gadgets. Then, what is swimming around is the fact that their are too many darned choices of equipment and supplies. I don't know about you guys and gals, I just want to do 2 things. Clean floors and make our own money.