Well, we're legit. I went and got the business license on Monday . We are now the proud owners of B & T Tree Service. We went partners with a very good friend of ours who also has professional tree service experience. We placed our ad the beginning of January to get our name out there for this spring when everyone around here gets busy with spring clean up. The phone started ringing the day after the add came out and hasn't stopped since! We're having to schedule people for the weekends because both hubby and partner work a full time day job, but if this keeps up that won't last for long. There is only one other tree service around here, and they are a pretty big company, so we have been able to undercut each of their bids by several hundred dollars hehehe. Now if the stupid insurance company would ever return my phone call, or at least pick up the phone for the numerous times I've called, then we can get our insurance and start getting these jobs done! Just wanted to share the good news! Heather P.S. Does anyone here who owns their own business do their own taxes? I've spent alot of time this week on the IRS's webpage reading all the publications and forms for this and it seems overwhelming. I'm thinking about letting a professional do our taxes the first year and copy what they do for the following years. Or would you suggest letting a professional do them every year?