Hello I'm a 25 year old college student living in Southern Connecticut. I have been working for a guy who owns his own landscaping business. He has been doing it for 26 years on his own and hires 1 helper at a time under the table. I have 2 years experience working with him and i'm pretty good with a string trimmer, backpack blower, and push blower. I'm good with a small lawn mower although i dont know much about the mechanical side of things other then how to winterize string trimmer and backpack. He uses a skag walk behind mower with velke and i dont know how to use one of these. Basically i would like to save up money to start my own business and get a truck and small mower to start doing small properties. I already have a Shindaiwa T344 string trimmer and a Husqvarna 580bfs blower which i do odd jobs with. What are the first steps i would need to take? Some people say just to print flyers to hang in stores or pay for ads in newspapers, magazines, business cards, etc. If i do this do I need insurance or can i start without insurance and license? What kind of License/insurance would i need and how much would it cost? Advice and guidance on the legal side of things would be much appreciated, Thank you.