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TouchtonsCLC
10-16-2009, 09:31 PM
How do I get a business license? Also, what category do I get one in? I went to FL's webpage that talks about business licensing, and it says I have to take a test for a professional license. What category does lawn care fall under?

Thanks!

Steve
10-16-2009, 10:46 PM
How do I get a business license? Also, what category do I get one in? I went to FL's webpage that talks about business licensing, and it says I have to take a test for a professional license. What category does lawn care fall under?

Welcome to our forum.

Each state handles this differently.

You can register a business name at the local county courthouse. You may or may not need a professional license. It depends on the services you offer. Does it say you need one for lawn cutting?

I know you need one for things like landscape architecture but I doubt that is something you would want to even try to attempt just starting out without the proper training.

justin_time
10-17-2009, 12:07 AM
All you need to do is go to this site and register your DBA = Doing Business As in other words your business name under you are going to be working for.


U.S.
http://www.businessnameusa.com/services/order.htm#DBA/tax_ids1

For Canadians.

http://www.businessregistration.gc.ca/ (http://www.businessregistration.gc.ca/)

swampfox
10-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Go to your county tax collectors office and file for your bussiness license under your "DBA" you will have to file for a DBA with the state whice will require you to post it in a local newspaper. The tax collectors office will give you everything you need. if you only will be doing "Lawn Maint." in Florida, you do not need to get a professional license, providing you do not purchase more than $1000.00 of nursery stock per year.

Steve
10-17-2009, 11:44 PM
Keep us posted on how all of this turns out.