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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnandplow42, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    What legal measures do you have to go through to officially start a landscaping business as your primary job? To be honest, taxes and everything confuse me. I currently work for someone else, and only do a little of my own stuff on the side. I'm hoping to someday soon start my own business.
  2. chambers 38

    chambers 38 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Depends on were you live and the states requirement's
    Her in Florida you have to have a contractors license to perform commercial and residential landscaping.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    You'll want to call the county government center where you'll be based out of, they can get you started.

    When you register your business, you'll be inundated with letters for "free consultations" from accountants, not a bad idea to hire one to help with taxes.

    You'll at least need liability insurance for your company, and coverage for your equipment.

    Like mentioned, requirements vary from state to state, you just have to check for yourself to find out what's necessary.
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    thanks guys

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