My name is Mike and I live in Denton Texas. I've mowed yards off and on for neighbors and people I know for the past 10 or so years and now I'm trying to expand, but I want to do it legally because well...I don't want to have any problems with tax fraud and whatnot. I have no employees except myself and I have all the equipment I need at the moment. I was hoping some legit Texas guys on here could offer some advice on the following... 1. What, if any kind of business license will I need? 2. Taxes. Will I have to pay them? 3. Insurance is always a good idea, but is it absolutely necessary? About how much does it cost for basic coverage and where can I get it. I'm in college and I'm not going for the big bucks. I currently do about $300 in business a month but would like to see it expand to around $1000. I generally charge about $40 a yard and I'm not worried about being undercut. I've never had any complaints on my mowing and everyone thinks I do a professional job so I'll just let my quality speak for itself. Any good advice would be greatly appreciated. Reading through the forums has got me worried about the legality of everything.