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Old 10-14-2011, 12:14 PM
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I would really like to get an enclosed trailer instead of everything sitting in my dad's garage but the mower is more important.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:26 PM
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Don't waste your time with legal zoom on when it is for basic stuff like getting a tax ID # and what not. You could have saved yourself a good chunk of money not using them. Live and learn.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:30 PM
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what did you use?
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:50 PM
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The state and fed govt websites.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:08 PM
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Legal zoom did my LLC stuff. $207 out the door. Half of that was state fees.

Slam bam thank you ma'am type of deal.
So easy that even a lawn care business owner could do it.

I got my own tax ID etc.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:25 PM
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Good deal that you got the LLC thats what we have. The cool thing is that you can do multiple DBAs under the same LLC. Its worked great for us. Get an accountant to help you set up how you are taxed. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! A good accountant will pay for himself or herself.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:43 AM
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Yep i have a family friend who said they would do it for almost nothing until i got more accounts so that is cool. What other business do you have?
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:19 AM
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Ya I new my accountant before I knew that he was an accountant. He is apart of a large local firm. He does not always get right back to me but he knows his stuff and does a ton of pro bono stuff like answering over the phone questions for me. The best way to set it up for a really small llc is a sole member llc. Its like having a sole proprietorship with the liability protection. I think you have to make it "disregarded" with the IRS but don't quote me. You want to take owner's draw instead of treating yourself as an employee.
I have a beekeeping business. It started w/ the bee biz and then we added the lawn business to the same llc. Right now they are under the same name/account but plan on separating them or at least getting another DBA to advertise w/.
Mike
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:00 PM
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wow that is pretty cool. Do you get stung a lot? How much money do you make selling the honey?
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:48 PM
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Whats a lot? Some days I get none some days 20 to the hands (I work w/o gloves 80% of the time). It depends on the day.
The honey really is not a money thing. I can get as much as a i want for it. But if we have a bad drought (like this year) then I make hardly anything. I am getting about $20/ a quart average.
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