I'm looking at getting my part time business started or at least the ground work done this year. What are the steps that I need to follow in MN? Here's what I have so far: 1. File for Assumed Business Name 2. File for Ammendment of Assumed Business Name 3. Publish business name in local paper for two weeks so the newspaper company can send me affidavit of publication. Here's what I'm not sure about - how do I license the company? Or does the Assumed Name filing cover that? Also, what will insurance cost? I have 1 truck (97 Chev K1500), 1 Cub Z-Force 44, couple weed whackers, and a back pack blower. I will be getting my enclosed trailer this fall or early next Spring. Can I just go through my existing insurance company for that? I have my website reserved already and I checked to make sure my business name wasn't taken already (at least in MN anyways). By the way, I'm new to this site. I have learned a lot just by reading the posts.