OP...you're about months too late to start a snow business in Michigan. Unemployment is at an all time low, so you shouldn't have a problem finding a job plowing or shoveling if you're as qualified as you claim. You need to have customers, equipment, insurance, register your "business", a business plan would be a good idea, a federal ID number if you're going to have employees, WC, and possibly business licenses. There is no get rich quick scheme in snow removal. In an area like Saginaw, you aren't going to make $40k with 2 trucks in 2 months. Just isn't going to happen.