The age old advice of getting a portable or low moisture gadget to get by with until you can afford a truckmount is horrible advice if you ask me. It's the equivalent to telling a guy who wants to open a restaurant to just sell microwave'd burritos from the truck of his car until he can afford to rent a building and equipment. In your first few years it's beyond critical to blow the doors off of each precious customer that you'll more than likely be paying a fortune for. Guess what, you wont be blowing anything but the chance to make them a repeat with your portable and undeveloped skills.... GO BIG or save up longer. and be smart, work for others for a couple years if you can, get some skills on someone else's dime. How did you all start up with equipment and what would you do differently now?