My expenses?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Howie's Lawn Care, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sixteen right now and would like to turn my lawn maintenance services into a small business. If I did so, what would my expenses be as far as insurance, licenses (which ones do I need), taxes, and anything I forgot.
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  3. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    in ohio liability insurance, at your age, dont think you can get it, have to have business registured with the state, fictisious name or llc or inc.

    you have to charge sales tax at the rate of the county you are working in and send it to the state....

    you really need to get a adult involved, dad , brother uncle mom, is had to get without a proven business record of 4 yers or more in legitamate business, dont forget you have to bill your customers and pay income tax too....

    dont forget business insurance on your vehicle, and trailor, cost much more...

    this is why its hard for me to accept kids mowing lawns for 20 bucks when i have to pay so much overhead.....

    glad your trying o do it right.....
  4. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    your by cleveland right, im on the other side of the state, but if you want to email me, ill try and help you anyway i can :waving:
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    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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