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I will not be legit this year, but should I still create a website? As of right now I am a high school student trying to build his lawn business. Should I make one?
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I say why bother ?as your not legal,if the tax man sees it you could be hit hard ,if other legit lawn guys see it they could report you ,basically I dont see an upside for you .
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I say go for it. Check your local/gov laws. But to be a so called "legit" business, the one thing everyone overlooks is revenue. You MUST make a certain $ amount before you can even claim a business as "legit". Let's say your lawn care company only makes 3K, the government looks at it as a hobby. Make sure you keep great records of everything though- just incase they decide to come after you.


Right now, there are thousands of websites in the US that aren't a real business.
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Do it.

Even if you aren't legal, Governments don't focus on websites.

I forget where my source is, but I know they can't do anything unless it clearly states that you are asking for money. Avoid giving prices on your site.

Just show your services, and provide contact info.
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I will be well under 10k this year. I keep a notebook of all transactions. Do you think I will be ok?
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My age. I can't get a business license or an insurance policy. The parents aren't going to sign for one.
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you and I are in the same boat. I'm not a 'legit' company right now because then I would have to deal with all kind of things like insurance and taxes. I chose to opt out of the website for me, because I'm pretty sure local governments use the internet I had one to get me going for the first two years, but now I spread by word of mouth...It really depends on where you live. Where I live, my local cops have nothing to do (small ohio town) so they have time for this kind of stuff and need the money from fines. If you already advertise in other ways, go for it because those will getcha too.
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I say go for it. Check your local/gov laws. But to be a so called "legit" business, the one thing everyone overlooks is revenue. You MUST make a certain $ amount before you can even claim a business as "legit". Let's say your lawn care company only makes 3K, the government looks at it as a hobby. Make sure you keep great records of everything though- just incase they decide to come after you.


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