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Need business advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by baz, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. baz

    baz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    2007 was my first year doing this (parttime) and it went well. I am planning for 2008 but I wanted some advice from some guys that have been in the business for a while. If I do this next year I have to be legit, I'm thinking of forming a LLC to protect my personnel assets and get insurance.
    Is this the best way to go about it and is it worth the trouble for a part time business.
  2. jm3971

    jm3971 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I am in the same situation & would like some advice as well !
  3. Gator Lawn

    Gator Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    s-corp to protect personal liability and keep from paying double taxes or self-employment tax.
  4. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 870

    Do a LLC with an S-corp designation. It seems to the best of all worlds.
  5. itsallaboutthestripes

    itsallaboutthestripes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Just do like the rest of the part timers and do it with out work comp, liability ins, no city license and by all means don't pay taxes. If you do it like that you can continue to work cheap.
  6. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    thats b.s. i'm p\t and i have a city license 1.5 million liability ins. and worker comp and pay taxes . if your on hear you should be legit....
  7. itsallaboutthestripes

    itsallaboutthestripes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Not where I'm from every swing dick has a mower and will cut a residential for 20 bucks. It's just pocket money to play with to them. I'm glad to here you are ligit wish it was that way for everyone.

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