BUSINESS STARTUP QUICK LINKS
When starting a landscaping or lawn care business in the state of California, you will need to complete a few important steps in order to become a legal business. Your landscaping business could include gardening, lawn mowing, leaf removal, excavation, tree work, and more. You may want to start here: How To Start A Landscaping Or Lawn Care Business. You can find the links to help get your new lawn care business registered in California below. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly. Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to start your landscaping or lawn care company, along with links to more information. Getting started– California’s official website about how to start a business in California is found here: California Business Portal
-Register your landscaping business name.Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: California Business Name Availability. Your fictitious name must be registered with your county clerk. If you need help selecting a name for your landscaping business: How To Choose A Business Name and Landscaping Business Name Ideas
-Select a business structure.Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: California Business Entities
-Register your landscaping business.You can register your landscaping business with the state of California here: Register Your Business Entity
-Open a Business Checking Account.You will need to open a separate bank account for your landscaping business with your new business name.
-Register to File Taxes.You may want to hire an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: http://www.taxes.ca.gov/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Landscaping Software
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