I am finding that I am faced with LCO's with almost no overhead. How do I compete? They have old mowers that were paid for years ago, and are in great working order. They do a great job mowing. They work part time after their normal 9-5 job. I know for a fact that they have no insurance or any licenses, no official business name, and I assume they aren't paying sales tax either (against the law in Wisconsin). I am really pushing hard for new commercial accounts in my area. I wanted to bid on the local movie theater. I found out that a local guy described above is mowing the 5 acre property, granted mostly parking for $30. He doesn't need the money so it's not like he'll be going out of business soon or anything. They're all out picking up extra cash. Is there something I can report them for? Is it required to have insurance? Is it required to register your business? Who do I report them too? I feel the only way I can compete is to get them to pay for all of the licenses and insurance just like I had to. Or maybe the answer is to drop mine and join them... Let me know what you think.