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gglawns
11-01-2004, 12:04 PM
What are the steps I need to take to become legit, insurance issues, becomeing registered, what else do i need to do and how do i take these steps

Gautreaux's LNG
11-01-2004, 01:30 PM
Work hard and be honest and upfront with your customers!

As far as licensing issues you will need a general business license for the county/parish you plan to do business in.

Insurance, general liability of $1,000,000.00, insure all your equipment and trucks. If you have employees, pay taxes? worker's comp?

Depending on your location other requirements may differ. You may or may not need a license to spray herbicide and pesticides (even Roundup). Seperate license for landscape maintenance vs. lawn maintenance?

Check with your local and state agencies and they'll let you know exactly what you need.

Also, check your prices! Are you charging enough to afford being legit?

gglawns
11-02-2004, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the advice, I will look into all of this in the off season

Island Lawn
11-03-2004, 10:38 AM
Check with your local and state agencies and they'll let you know exactly what you need.

Also, you can probably get a free initial consultation with an acct and a lawyer.

Rules are diff all over, so focus on where YOU will be...