I've been doing lawns/ landscaping for the past 4 years since i was 13. Now that i'm 17 i'm starting to want to grow this into an actual legitimate business. Getting insurance, tax number, registering the business ect. How do I go about paying myself? My father and I are renovating a house to flip over the winter and my cut from it is $5000.00 so thats the "start up" money that i have. I already have the following stuff that is in my signature I am going to upgrade the blower this upcoming season to a Back Pack. I am also thinking of getting a Chainsaw. What size would be a good starter size? also a small 6x10 dump trailer, would it be worth it to blow half the money on one of them? i know i could get a used one for around 2500 and fix it up myself. would the dakota be able to tow it? also if i register myself as a sole proprietor do i need workman's comp is i have 1 employee? Anyone know of a cheap insurance agency in Canada?