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need advice about whats needed to start

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JCA1, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. JCA1

    JCA1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I really want to start cutting lawns part time this summer. I already have a Gravely PM44Z, trailer, weedeater, and push mower that I use for my property so I'm covered there. What I don't know is how to actually get started so my first questions are(more to come later):

    How much ins. should I carry?

    Do I have to start an actual business in NC to do this, can't I just start doing it, keep accurate accounting and claim it as extra income at tax time or is this a bad idea?
  2. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    Talk to your insurance agent about insurance. Each state is different. Keep your business separate from personal when it comes to taxes. Do you have a business plan? If not start one even if it's a simple plan you can build on it as you go. Good luck!

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