Possibly partnering with someone with pest control operator's license
I would like to get into the lawn spraying/fertilization/pest control business in Florida and are trying to figure out the best way to approach it. I called the AG office in Florida and she sent me the forms for a limited commercial license which kind of restricts me bigtime from some of the other full service business that can provide everything.
I also called a Lesco store in Orlando and asked the gentleman his advice and explained to him that I was more interested in the lawn fertilization part and keeping a person's lawn healthy and green and he mentioned to me that it possibly could be done but that it would be hard with a limited license and so much easier if I had the pest control operators licence.
Is there a way to partner with someone who has a license and go into business together in some way, form a company, and make this happen. And if so, how would it be structured. How much should the other person be involved etc. Also, where do you think are some good places to find someone that might be up for something like this. Maybe craigslist or contacting local pest control guys that don't do lawn treatments. Not really sure.
I am open to any suggestions. Either doing it with a limited commerical license or partnering with someone that does have a pest control operator license. Any advice or help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.