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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.
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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?

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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.
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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.


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http://www.businessnameusa.com/servi...m#DBA/tax_ids1

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