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Old 03-21-2006, 05:57 PM
IanMcP IanMcP is offline
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Trying to get started

I haved worked for a landscaping contractor for 2 years this will be my third.. well this year I am thinking about doing some mowing on the side. I plan on doing only like 2 or 3 accounts, and I might have the oppurtunity of doing a commercial account. Do I need to become a registered business, and how much would it cost?, and approximately how much do you guys pay for insurance?

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:56 PM
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yes you do

you have to be a insured , actual business to do commercial property.. try the search feature.. tons of info..
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:14 AM
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It cost me right at $100 to register my business name and get a business license. You got to figure Uncle Sam is going to take a cut at the end of the year so plan ahead for that. If you do it right, you should be able to claim a loss the first few years with the only 2 or 3 accounts.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:38 AM
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Two or Three accounts try to get 5 or 10. Work your ass off this year and get good used equipment cheapo stuff will last about a season, but if thats all you can afford go for it. you can get better stuff next year
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