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How To Start A Landscaping Business In Nevada

Here is how to start your own landscaping business in Nevada.  Your Nevada landscaping or lawn care business could include gardening, lawn mowing, leaf removal, excavation, tree work, and more.
Nevada has a website that will be helpful in getting your business started: https://nvsilverflume.gov/home

-Register your landscaping business name.

You must file a fictituous name (DBA) with the county clerk: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-602.html

If you need help selecting a name for your landscaping business:  Landscaping Business Name Ideas and How To Choose A Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=415

-Register your landscaping business.

You can find out more about registering your landscaping business with the state of Nevada here: https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=419

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your landscaping business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: http://tax.nv.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .

-Get Landscaping Software

Landscaping software will streamline your business before you even start, giving you visibility and control over all your leads, sales, jobs, and tasks from a single program to get your company on the fast track toward growth.

You’ll also be able to create estimates, place material orders, automate the boring (but necessary) stuff, empowering you and your team to finish jobs on time and on budget. Try JobNimbus for Free!

-Get Liability Insurance.

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-Register as a Contractor.

To find the requirements check here: http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/contractor_license_requirements.html#3

-Worker’s Compensation.

You will need Worker’s Compensation if you have any employees. Find out more>

-Get Health Insurance.

Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance.  If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.

-City License.

You may be required to obtain a license to operate your landscaping business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.

-Permits.

Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of landscaping jobs.

-OSHA.

Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.  http://www.osha.gov