I am looking to start up a small business here in my area (western NY) and I have a few questions. First, is it too late to actually start a business for the season? I know its almost April, but theres still snow here and I'm not sure if its too late to start advertising or if I still have a chance to pick up some customers. Second, how does it work with like registering your business and such? Do I have to go to my local town hall and get a permit to do landscaping in the town? Do I have to register with the IRS so they can take my money (lol)? And for taxes, do people usually like claim everything or do they do like half on the books and half off the books to avoid paying a ton of taxes? I was also thinking about trying to get a job with a landscaping company for this summer just to see how things work before I go out on my own. Would you think this is a better idea? Thanks for the input!