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I noticed on alot of construction/home improvement trucks/vans put they are licensed, insured and bonded. Is this a good selling point to add for a lawn care business cards, signs, etc? Of course I will be insured. As far as I know you do not have to be licensed in Maryland if you are just cutting grass only. Bonded from what I read is more for government stuff.
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Well the construction companies may be required to be bonded because they work indoors as well as outdoors and with that comes the temptation for theft. The bonding helps protect the homeowner from loss. You wouldn't be running into the same problem if you are outside mowing a lawn.
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As for the name, I believe I would opt for something a little more broad than a company with "lawn service" in the title. That way, if your business grows in the years to come, and your services expand, you dont have to explain why a lawn service is estimating irrigation, tree removal, hardscapes, etc.

The legal issues are more complicated. The statutes in your state, as well as federal laws are a slippery slope. I have personally taken a common sense approach to litigation and law. I have not sought counsel from a lawyer, just due to cost. You have to mow a LOT of grass to pay for a consultation at a law office. Safety has got to be paramount in the whole of your operation. An on the job injury could sink you. Once you have awakened OSHA, there is no putting that dog back on the porch. The most interaction I have with the state and federal government is the bills I get cordially inviting me to pay my taxes. I just pay what I owe, and they seem happy until the next time they are due. Your insurance agent (if you have one you trust) is a good resource for determining your exposure to risk, and taking steps to mitigate that risk. I think your insurance agent and tax company can walk you through most of the liability/risk management issues you are likely to face.
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Sorry to hi-jack the thread but, LawnCareMan arent you 13? How have you been mowing for 12 years?
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