My friend and I will start out mowing about 8 lawns a week with smaller equipment. But my questions are about business in general. I have arranged insurance & accounting (tax ID, etc.)but, 1.) Do I need to register as a DBA if I use my name for the business? (ex. Jim;s Lawn Service, given my name is Jim) 2.) Do my friend and I need to become a partnership? 3.) Are there other business things I am missing? Sure appreicate your time.