I and a business partner are going to start a professional landscaping business this spring but I have a couple of questions. Both of us have done it here and there but never as a business. I currently work for the athletics department at my college maintaining the football, soccer and baseball fields Who do I talk to about what licenses are needed in CT? Do I ask a lawyer to write me up contracts or should I write one myself? Would you recommend taking out a loan to start with? Roughly about 15-20k to get all of the equipment right the first time? Do you see good results from running an advertisement in the newspaper? Any other suggestions?