Hey, my names Adam and I'm new to the forum. I'm 20yrs old and attending college. Lawncare is more of a hobbie to me than a job and lawncare is my second business venture. My first is in the industry of welding and steel machine maintanence. I started doing lawncare last summer and it went pretty well. I live on 15acres so I fortunately my father already had all the lawn equipment I'd need to make some money with. Well enough about me and on to my questions.. I didn't take out a business license or anything like that when I started last summer and I am wondering if its illegal in my state of Michigan for me to do that? I just place advertisment all over the place throughout a few surrounding cities and when the clients called, I set the appointments, loaded my gear with my brother and off we went. I've heard from a few people say that I need to be licensed and insured to do this type of work, but do I really need to be licensed and insured to cut lawn, weed wack, edge, and spread a little mulch if the people want it? I am licensed and insured for my other business, but I'm just a small time college student making making extra money by doing this. I understand that I may have to be licensed for tax reasons (greedy gov.) but I'm just like the local kid down the block getting paid to cut the neighbors lawn, just that I cut a few lawns a day in a few different cities. Does that kid have to be licensed and insured? No. Do I or better yet should I? Any help is appreciated.