How to Get a Business License?

Answer Most government entities require a business owner to obtain a license before operating a business. The guidelines on how to get a business license will vary by state.

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Is a business license the same thing as an occupational license?

The terms "business license" and "occupational license" are used interchangeably in some cities, towns and counties. Certain areas combine the terms and offer business occupational licenses. Howeve... Read More »

Do I need a business license for a home greeting card business?

It depends. The need for a business license is dependent upon requirements of the code of the city or town where the business is located. Specifically, needing one for a home-based greeting card b... Read More »

What is the difference between a business license&a business permit?

There are many rules and regulations to which a business must adhere. One example is obtaining a license or permit for the business to legally operate. The type of license or permit will vary with ... Read More »

Does a small business require a business license?

Most small business need a license to legally operate. Local, county, state and federal licensing may be required for your type of business. Check local zoning ordinances if running your small busi... Read More »