Start-up Legal Checklist

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by randyhutch, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    So I am starting my own lawn care company and I wanted make sure I was legal. If you could please look at what I have done so far and let me know what I still need to do? At this time I will be the only employee.

    Completed
    Formed LLC and have all official documents to back it up.
    Obtained an employee identification number EIN
    Logo Made
    Website Started
    State License not Needed

    Need to Do
    Sign up for State Taxes
    Sign up for Federal Taxes
    Workers Compensation?
    Business Insurance
     
  2. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    Contact your local state police office to make sure you do not need to have dot numbers for your truck
     
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    How about a business license?
     
  4. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I see you have a website but you will also need a marketing plan.
     
  5. whitebp1

    whitebp1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    business plan
    state/local business license
    commercial auto insurance
     
  6. mikkinosweat

    mikkinosweat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Don't forget the company Insurance!
     
  7. goblingreen

    goblingreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    WOW you really have a hard on for the state police, wouldnt it make more sense to go to the county courthouse and talk to the people that actually provide you with the things you need than to go to the people that just enforce em?
     
  8. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Guys I appreciate the advise but atleast read the post thread before replying? I put needed company insurance on things that I needed to do. I also stated that I did not need a state business license in my state. A business plan is already completed and includeds a marketing plant but it does not qualify as a legal issue.

    Yes local business licenses may be needed thank you for that one, and dot numbers check.
     
  9. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I didn't know that a website and logo were legal issues that needed to be taken care of. Thanks for clearing that one up.
     
  10. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Ha good point sorry for being rude its been a rough morning so far!
     

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