starting own lawn service and would like some real helpful advice..

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by abitgreener, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. abitgreener

    abitgreener LawnSite Member
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    NEW here...To start off i'd like to say that i've busted butt for a well known lawn service 6 hard yrs and would like to start my own...
    i would like to know the legal ways to start(I have customers lined up for the 07 growing season)...thanks alot
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    you need insurance maybe licensing depends on you're area,sign's on you're truck, commercial plates,contracts,insurance being the big one.depends on you're plans & goals.
     
  3. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    :laugh: oh you should have lawyer,just in case.
     
  4. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    I hope your lined up customers are not your boss's
     
  5. abitgreener

    abitgreener LawnSite Member
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    oh no... these ppl are local neighbors and friends
     
  6. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Welcome to lawnsite. I'm just wondering what company you worked for. Im here in minnesota and have seen the big ones. Are you in downtown or somewhere outside of minneapolis? I can't help you much for start up becuse I am not sure of it myself yet. Insurence, Get licensed, pay taxes, etc. I belive that is all you need in minnesota. Not so sure about commercail plates?
     
  7. abitgreener

    abitgreener LawnSite Member
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    aw man thanks alot matt...you know the big one chem lawn... ive had it with them.
     
  8. abitgreener

    abitgreener LawnSite Member
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    oh and another thing i jus got recertified for the 07-08 with the company applictors license...will i have to retest and all the good stuff to get my own..?
     
  9. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Chem-Lawn use to make everyone that worked there sign a no compete clause did you have to do this? If so you may want to check with a lawyer to find out what your options are.
     
  10. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
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