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Old 08-01-2012, 12:06 PM
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Default New guy with some questions in P.A.

Hello,
My better half decided she wants to open up a lawn care/Landscaping business. I just don't know where to start with all the licenses. I tried to talk with a few companies around me, but they all say pretty much the same about talking to a lawyer and a accountant. I called a few lawyers and they are out of there minds on what they charge. I have talked to an accountant, that was very helpful. He explained all the llc, and sole proprietors and other things. She is thinking about going with a SP for now till she starts making real money. Then form a llc. Anyways I'm just not sure about all the other licenses she needs. Everyone that I talked with told me something different. If someone on here from P.A. Can help, I would really appreciate it.
I was told by some if I spread mulch, do anything with raise flower bed or pavers that I need a HIC (contractors license) though the attorney general. While others told me I didn't need it. Do I need it?
As a SP I was told again by some I need to register in every county I do work in. If I do where do I register (online or though the court house) ?
I was also told I need a tax id number and ein numbers. She is not going to have any employees for at least a few years till she gets up and running and need more help. Also by using ss#'s does she need a tax id number, I thought the ss#'s is used for tax's?
Anyways I don't want to be to long winded in this post. If anyone can help us out, it would be greatly appreciated. Also If I missed any permits or licenses please let me know. I don't mind getting or spending money for what she needs to make everything legal. Also if anyone would have time to spend with us and help I'll gladly give you my number and we can set something up and talk.

Thanks
Tim
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