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  • howdy y'all! Calimondia Land Co.

    How's it goin' fellow lawn-mongers?

    This is Dan, owner of the newly established Calimondia Land Company. With a degree in botany, I intend to do business mainly as a landscaper/ botanical consuntant. I am based in Shreveport, Louisiana. I have worked recently in the film industry building sets and utilizing my knowledge to get 'the look' that is sought after by the art director/production designer. Due to the sporadic nature of that industry I decided to go into business for myself.

    I am working on my business plan, and have my first official landscaping gig coming up in October for a friends wedding. All the paperwork for the LLC has been submitted to the Sec. of State and am awaiting it's return. I want to start this out right and make sure that the format is in place for a lot of business to be handled easily and legally. Any advice on S-corps vs C-corps vs LLC's would be greatly appreciated. Also insurance is something i must consider soon.

    I am very interested in using native species for landscaping purposes so any other plant-minded folks holler at me! I can see a nursery in my future and would like to start building a stock of species in the back yard.

    Glad to find a forum with a really enthusiastic moderator and so many useful posts/threads/business topics. I know this will be a major help as i start out on this dream of mine. Thanks for your help and feel free to ask me anything!

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    Welcome to the forum

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    • #3
      Welcome to our forum!

      I think the most popular business structure on here is the d.b.a. Then llc, s-corp, and I don't think we have seen any c-corps.
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      • #4
        Movie sets. very cool! Hello!
        Mike Carnahan
        www.carnahanlandscaping.com

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        • #5
          hoggin all my time

          So glad to 'meet' y'all.
          The Sec of State returned my paperwork after a minor blip on my part; consulted with an attorney and have the LLC open for business. I have made some contacts, and obtained some work through chance encounters at Small Business Association seminars at a local college. Now it's time to make up some business cards and think about advertising. Anybody have any recommendations for business card makers?

          I am in the midst of getting hog traps ready so that the hogs don't eat all my deer corn but I am not able to get out to the hunting grounds as much as i'd like with all this O-fficial business going on. It is incredibly satisfying, while at the same time, time consuming. I have to remind myself to stop and smell the sweet olive bushes that are coming into bloom! Dang they smell good!

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          • #6
            Anybody have any recommendations for business card makers?
            Have you checked out vistaprint.com?

            That is a great picture! Was that taken with tree mounted trail camera or something?

            Have you thought about offering hog trapping services too?
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            • #7
              good idea

              I have now!

              Thanks for the suggestion. There is a sign I have seen up around town that does offer "wildlife abatement" which is a great way to euphamistically say "git 'em!"



              My 15 minute time limit for editing expired so here's a better version of the pic.

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              • #8
                Great picture. I bet there is money to be made in such services. It be interesting to experiment with.
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                • #9
                  If you're willing to "wrassle" them piggies while wearing a leopard print thong and a cowboy hat, you could probably expand your career to television with your own show!




                  And no, I'm not interested in being your sidekick!

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                  • #10
                    anyone wanna be my sidekick?

                    you could probably expand your career to television with your own show!
                    Hmmmmm. I'd say a sidekick has gotta be there for the comedy relief. hee-haw!

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