This is more of a question for my dad rather than me. He has been in construction(sitework) for about 26 years. With everyone he has worked with, whether it be foreman's, superintendents, or laborers, they would arguably tell you he is just an amazing operator and foreman. He is too humbled to even say he is the best(he would tell you he is just doing his job rather than brag) but I know his potential is maxing out.
What he always wanted to do was break out and make his own sitework/landscaping company using the knowledge he gained. The problem is that he nor I don't know how to start.
He figured all he would do was start with either a dozer or a mini excavator and do a bit of jobs here and there to save up to buy the other piece of equipment, but obviously it is not that easy.
Are there any resources I can read or does anyone have personal experience with this line of work that can give us guidance? The man is old and I at least want him to have a chance at his dream or let him know early that it can never happen rather than living and wondering "what if"