Somewhat lucky. Family been in the business so long that gave an advantage... Because family before me made more of the mistakes. Grew up with old stainless steel portables... And the family made and sold them... Family went to Truckmounts in 70's when they were coming out with some power. Restart up bought one of the old family Butlers. Used one year interest free credit card to finance (took a chance but was confident) and paid off early so no interest paid. Restart was still teaching and hustling everyday to get things going. Set out knowing invest and look good... Or go sit on the porch with the other Goobers.