You need a tax ID and an Occupational license. You can go to a class given by the county to show you how and when to file. You should also get insurance, Joel has the name of a good broker. When you have your business set up get a business checking account and do not use it for anything else. Keep good records and all recipes, one of the benefits of this is your tax savings so get a good tax person and do what they tell you. That s all I can think of for now but don t get discouraged it s a learning process and you will make mistakes, Check with your county and city to get on the list for all events as well as making yourself known around town, find out the requirements for all the functions and fares you will do as well and make a file for each one take lots of notes when you talk to anyone so you can go back to them at a later date.