I am a senior in high school and next year plan to start a real lawn business, as well as attend a community college. Call me a scrub, I really don't care, but yes I did mow 9 lawns all season uninsured and unlicensed, and I have potential to get a whole lot more!! Can someone please help me on what to do to get a real business going, as far as a license, insurance, taxes, etc goes. What are the bare minimums that I have to do to be a legal business? I am not yet worried about overhead, gas, contracts, equip etc etc. Please leave that out of this discussion for now. I know what i have as far as equip and I know what I need, and do not worry, I am not mowing with murray lawn tractors and electric string trimmers. I want to know who to call and what to ask to get things rolling. The secretary of state perhaps? how about choosing a name and finding out if it is being used currently. Any help is much appreciated!!!