I started out roughly 4 years ago when i was 13 years old mowing neighbors lawns and such. I am now going to be 17 years old come march and want to expand outside my neighborhood. I have questions on how to do this. First, do i need insurance or licenses? and if so what kind do I need? Second, I bought a Ford F150 4x4 but its in my parents name as of right now. Should I register it as part of the business? (aka commercial plates) I have to attach a trailer hitch to my truck because it only has the ball on the bumper. Any info on what kind of hitch I need? I would be towing no more than 3000 pounds ( one walk behind a push trimmer and blower) I have to decide on a trailer, I know enclosed trailers are more expensive but is it a better investment now to make or later when I grow? Additonally what size should i start out with? What is the a good software that helps keep track of business expanses, or even helps track clientele activity. Should I look into becoming an LLC or a sole prop? Also, since I was 13 I did the job and got paid right after I did it. How does lawn companies get paid. Do they get paid like I did or is it monthly or what? These are a few questions I have as of right now. Any info on starting my business will help. Additionally, I am located in Central New Jersey if that helps. Thank you.