Alright, I have a simple question that I HOPE does not sound too dumb. This is my third year moring lawns. Up until now I have been mowing lawns as pretty much the "neighborhood kid." I have all the equipment I need (trailer, truck, 52" Exmark, Echo Backpack blower & weedwacker, several 21" mowers) and this year I finally want to turn it into an actual business. My question is this: What do I need to do to become licensed (and is this required?) and what are some typical insurance rates? (not sure what insurance is based on). As well, what gets taxed in the lawn care service industry? I KNOW some of these questions are very elementary, but I do not know the answers to them yet. Thanks a bunch for your help ya'll!