When starting a business is it better to put in a minority name?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by syzer, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    As I have stated before i am currently in the process of starting a busniess. Someone told me it would be smart to put the company in a minorities name (like mother or sister) that way you get more contracts and other stuff is cheaper. Im not so sure if i agree with this and wanted to see what you guys had to say. Thanks.
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    Most customers aren't going to know who's name is on the busines license. My business is "Bob's Lawn Service", but for financial reasons, my wife's name is on the business license. No one has ever questioned this. Most people will judge you by your work.
  3. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    I know of a few businesses that do this . One was a roofer who had the biz in his wifes name ( usually it is done this way) . He said he gets a lot of goverment contracts that way .
    When it comes to the average homeowner or business
    it doesn't matter .
  4. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Check where you get your bus. lic. There is a box on mine that you check if the bus. is minority owned. When the clerk enters the info into the city database, it flags minority businesses. Not all municipalities do this, but it should be easy to find out.

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