Ok, I don't know where to start. I've been in business for 4 years, and I'm a waylon, willie, johnny (cash and paycheck) etc. fan, so deep down inside, I buck the system. However, I'm also a professional, and a thinker (and it appears I overuse commas ). Well, I'm getting bigger and bigger. I feel the time has come to start doing things legally. I've not been breaking the law, just been running my business like the gov would not like for me to. I pay taxes, just not quarterly. I don't report my payroll directly. The payroll thing has been a headache, so I'm fixing that this year. So here's my question. First, I landscape and mow. Pobrably 50:50. I want a liscense. How do I go about getting one. I live in sanford, nc. I also want a liscense to spray chemicals (herb, pest, fert.) I would also love some feedback on classes pertaining to small business accounting. And finally, how do you find a good accountant, who will look out for you! and, what should I expect to pay for such a service. I know the sky is the limit here, but what works for you guys as far as what you pay and what you get. Thanks so much.