American Lawn & Landscape

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  1. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    gotcha, I was gonna try and get everything into one policy. equipment, truck, lawn care coverage and plowing
     
  2. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yep, that's exactly what you need to do! You'll be fine
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  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looking good man, The one piece of advice i can give you as a young guy just starting out, Put EVERY penny you make back into the business. EVERY penny, Advertise,Advertise,Advertise. Get shirts made, get the truck/trailer lettered,make fliers and put em anywhere you can. Get some business cards made up, and buy all the equipment you can now while you still live rent free at home.

    And i cant stress this enough, buy everything cash for the first few years, If you cant afford to buy it cash you probably don't need it. You don't want to be a slave to the finance company's.
     
  4. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    Thanks a lot goldpro! That's what I'm doing pretty much. I have a separate bank account just for business money that I put it all into. I've got another 2 month's till I'm 18, then I'm going legal with a name & insurance. Then ill be able to advertise and make cards, etc. Thanks a lot for the advice!
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  5. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Listen to him! He's obviously been at this a lot longer than I have. I really wish I didn't have debt, but I deal with it. And I have to say that opening a business savings acct was my smartest business decision thus far.
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  6. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    here's my next dilemma. when I go to register my business once i'm 18, ill still use my address for my moms house in the city.. what about later? when I move into a different building, etc. is It possible to change the registered address through the county?
     
  7. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes of course. If you become an LLC you can always change your business address. Make yourself the registered agent of your company and you can make changes through the county whenever you need to.
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  8. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    Ok cool, when do you usually mow? Like what month till what month? When do I advertise for leaves? And how do you estimate snow plowing? Lol sorry the bazillion questions, just wanna start off on the right foot!
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  9. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sent you a personal message.
     
  10. AmericanLawn&Landscape

    AmericanLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    i'm just really confused on how to go legal at this point.
    basically,

    - I want a registered business name through the county as "American Lawn & Landscape"
    - I need ins. about 2 million in coverage, to cover; plowing, lawn mowing, my equipment, and trucks, etc..
    - I'm going to get a USDOT number, because I eventually want to get a dump truck, big equipment, etc..
    - I want to do a lot of advertising after i'm legal
    - I want to eventually hire people, and get workmans comp. I want a huge operation, that's my main goal
    - I'm just confused basically at this point, how to go about everything; taxes, business accounts through the bank, managing my invoices and accounts, and contracts, etc.. I NEED HELP
     

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