I want to come up with a list of every single expense a typical LCO or landscaping company would usually incur during one year of business. It's for a project I am working on. I don't want to leave anything out. So if you're going to post a reply, please add to the list something that isn't already here. Specifically, I am thinking of things you can't bill the customer for. Things that have to be built into your labor rate. So things like plants or mulch don't count because those are things that the customer would usually pay for separately, aside from the rate you're charging them for labor. Here are a few of the things I know I have to pay each year: Fuel Laborers Office Help / Labor Management Labor Federal Taxes State Taxes Local Taxes FUTA Taxes Employer matching taxes Worker's comp. insurance Auto Insurance Liability Insurance Performance Bond Business phone Cell Phones / Radios Marketing Literature Advertisements Uniforms Vehicle Lettering Business Cards Estimate Forms Office Supplies Vehicle Maintenance New Vehicle Purchases Equipment Maintenance New Equipment Purchases Contractor's Board License State Business License City Business License Metro Business License Permits Inspections / Tests (e.g. backflow, decks, ret. walls) CPA Attorney Bookkeeper Graphic Designer Seminars / Training / Continuing Ed. Disposal Fees Shop Rent Office Rent Website Design Website Hosting Internet Access Fertilizer Chemicals Shop Supplies Health Insurance Trailer Repair What else?????