Before you start
When you start a small business, pay attention to city and state regulations early in the process, because it takes time to review and approval of your license and permit applications. Usually it is best to research first the kinds of licenses and permits your business needs and to find out what the regulating agency requires. This helps ensure that you are in compliance with regulations and will avoid delays and expenses related to retooling your business after the fact.
When you visit City Hall offices, be sure to describe your business in detail and ask a lot of questions. This ensures your finding out about all the permits and licenses required for your business. Remember, it is your responsibility as the business owner to adhere to all regulations that apply to your venture--even if it is only a part-time business.
This section of our webpage has been designed to aid businesses with helpful information.