So, I am starting out on my own this year, after 3 years experience with a small company. Anyhow, I put out 150 flyers that I posted on the front doors of new homes(no landscape) with silly putty. I know it's rediculous, but I got 2 calls last night and one this morning, so maybe it's not so rediculous. I was really excited, but then realized that I absolutely have to get my licensing and insurance and anything else I need to make me legit. I was holding off to see if I could get work, and I might be able to, so now it's time. I am in Alberta and know I need to register a trade name. But I think I also need to get a prepaid general contractors licence, however that requires either being bonded or putting down a cash deposit, however I cant seem to find out how much. Does anyone know anything about this, or where I could find this info? Thanks, Lisa. P.S. I am having nightmares of my potential customers throwing rocks at me when I have to tell them I dont have this stuff yet. I meet one tomorrow, and another on Saturday.