So, my lesson business is really taking off, and I want to apply for a business license but I don't know where to start. I ride horses.. I don't know much about law or business. I need to learn though.
I called the county tax collectors office and they said I need to contact the city council in the city I do business. However, I teach lessons in one city, and sometimes trailer to another city to teach, so I will probably need a license in both cities, right? I also want to switch barns as soon as I can, and that would be in a 3rd city.
I guess I am thinking it's between individual, sole proprietorship and non profit. I really don't make a profit anyway, haha, my lessons really just pay for my hobby. I teach because I love it. I love helping the next generation of horsemen and women become good responsible caretakers of horses. My focus is on horsemanship, not just riding. My lessons include as much ground work and care as they do riding. I could see myself getting into therapeutic riding in the future. My main goal is to take the passion kids have for horses and mold it into a skill that allows them to be responsible and safe around horses. I want to fully prepare them to own a horse by time they are done taking lessons from me. If I could make enough profit to pay for my insurance and the care of 2 or 3 horses, I would be happy.
So here are the options:
I don't know much about business, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!