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Old 03-13-2014, 11:09 AM
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Questions about small side business!?!?!

Hey Lads,

I am from Ontario, Canada and am thinking of starting a small lawn care business for some extra 'wedding' money. I am a landscape construction foreperson with a Hort Degree. I plan on mowing a handful of lawns and focus on hedge trimming and garden enhancements.
Just wondering if it would be in my best interests to obtain a business license/insurance? I am worried people will want to pay by cheque, not cash, and the tax man will come after me.
Also, any advice on cheap advertising?

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:33 PM
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Im not sure what your laws are like up there but from where I am, it can be considered a "Hobby Business" if you keep it under a certain income. and if youre mowing only a handful of yards to me it seems like you wont need a license or nothing. even with the mulching and what not. and when it comes to payment just have them write the check to your personal name not your "businesses" name. and for the advertising, craigslist has actually been a much more positive form of cheap advertising for me
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Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.

If licensing and insurance are required, then you should get licensed and insured.
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