I have purchased a Bob-Cat 61" ZTR and a 48" gear drive WB. I am wondering how I get started in this business. Hell of a time to learn, I know... but here I am... I am going to keep my full time job and my brother is going to work for me during the day and I will join him after work. Should I set up my business as a soul proprietorship or an LLC? How much insurance should I carry? Should I take my brother on as an employee or should I use him as a contractor? Legally speaking, what is involved in having an employee? Do I need to seek any sort of licensing? How do I go about approaching people for bids? Is there some legal form I need to use for contracts? Is there software available for people managing business in our industry? Residential or commercial lawns? I would sincerely appreciate any advice anyone can offer, especially that of someone operating in Wisconsin. If anyone that can help and is willing to have a chat sometime that would be awesome.