BUSINESS STARTUP QUICK LINKS
A landscaping or lawn care business in Utah can provide a great part-time or full-time income. Your landscaping business could include gardening, lawn mowing, leaf and lawn debris removal, excavation, tree work, and more. You may want to start here: How To Start A Landscaping Business.
Getting started– The state of Utah has created a few links to help you start your business: http://www.utah.gov/business/
-Register your landscaping business name.
Find out more about registering a business name here: https://secure.utah.gov/bes/
If you need help selecting a name for your landscaping business: How to Choose A Business Name and Landscaping Business Name Ideas
-Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: Business Structure
-Register your landscaping business.
Find out more about how register your landscaping business with the state of Utah here: https://secure.utah.gov/account/log-in.html
-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 and 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 info about taxes here: http://tax.utah.gov/business 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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More about liability insurance here: Contractor Liability Insurance
You will need Worker’s Compensation if you have any employees. Find out more>
-Register as a Contractor.
Find out if you need to register as a contractor here: Utah Department of Commerce
-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.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your landscaping business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.
Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of landscaping jobs.
Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations. http://www.osha.gov