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Old 04-23-2013, 06:27 AM
BruinLawn BruinLawn is offline
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Question regarding insurance

Do I need to become an LLC before I can purchase liability insurance? I was hoping for the first couple years to just have Liability insurance and to hold off on becoming an LLC (or is that a bad idea). What is the first step in getting insured? Do I need to register my business name? Or does the insurance go under my name? Basically I'm lost any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:45 AM
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fordsrule fordsrule is offline
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You can get insurance as a sole proprietor. I would suggest you talk to an insurance agent. They will be able to tell you what you need to do.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:36 AM
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No. Though you need to have your business registered. Usually with the county.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:35 PM
BruinLawn BruinLawn is offline
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:41 PM
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The business needing to be registered varies with location. Some places are a pain, others it's just a dba when you open a bank account. Ask around, you may need a license from state or local governments, including a "privilege license" from a nearby city you don't live in. You can get insurance for the business regardless of how you operate. Some agents specialize in green industry and related lines. If you can find one nearby I'd go that route.
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