Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

starting in florida.


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-10-2013, 01:26 PM
sotrhRaven sotrhRaven is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 4
sotrhRaven is on a distinguished road
Smile starting in florida.

I am starting a business in florida. Hillsborough county to be exact. Do I need a liscense? I called the county, they said I need a tax certificate. Asked price, they said would depend on number of employees. Has any one started one here, any advice?

Thanks,
Ben
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-10-2013, 01:54 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 8
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Smile

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The county only requires you have a business tax receipt. You go the clerk of the court and pay your county business taxes (I think about 40 bucks). You may have to pay more if you are using a factious name ie blue sky lawn care. You should also have liability insurance, to protect YOU if you cause damage to some else's property ie throw a stone. YOU MAY NOT USE CHEMICALS including spraying 'just a little roundup' on the crack without a State EPA Chemical Application license. Cost 300 for the test (whether you pass or not) and PROOF of 1 million dollars in liability ins for spraying (BEFORE you get the license)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-2013, 01:57 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 8
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Talking

Of course you could just phuck all that and start cutting grass. Not paying your business taxes is tax fraud, and spraying without the license starts at 5000 dollar fine for the 1st offense. But you don't plan on getting caught. right?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2013, 02:50 PM
sotrhRaven sotrhRaven is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 4
sotrhRaven is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the reply. What kind of insurance coverage? Would general contractor insurance be sufficient. What do you do in the off season? Is it raking leaves and cleaning rain gutters? Yea I want to be legit. Wasn't looking into spraying or applying herbicides or pesticides just yet. My focus will be residential and eventually organic treatments.

Ben
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-11-2013, 11:19 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,010
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Have you gotten any prices on liability insurance yet? That would be something to look into.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings From Florida lawnsape Introduce Yourself 8 05-20-2011 05:38 AM
US WAR Veteran Starting new business around Zephyrhills Florida lostinthesauce83@gmail.co Introduce Yourself 4 04-02-2011 01:07 AM
Hello From Florida Jimv Introduce Yourself 4 03-29-2011 04:17 AM
Starting up a landscaping business in Florida? greengloryman Starting a lawn care business. 1 05-27-2009 10:24 AM
HELLO FROM FLORIDA biggtw71 Introduce Yourself 10 03-19-2008 08:00 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
Yesterday 08:02 PM
by Steve
25 6,017
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
Yesterday 11:38 AM
Yesterday 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 17
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 246
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 54
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 658
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
07-26-2016 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,729
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 44
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 45
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 574
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
07-25-2016 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,510
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,491
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 117
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 141
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 83
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 114
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 142
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 241
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 777
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 410
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 285
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 305
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 231
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,785
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,315
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,565
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 273
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,288
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 390
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 897
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,717
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,962
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 709
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy