Business Licenses for Small Business

July 5, 2016 by  

Any new business must get the approval from the county, state or country of business to actually run the business in the planned local. The type of business determines if a local license is needed or a more extensive federal license is required to run the business. In addition there might be several permits that are also required to run the business.

Local Business License
Just about any business, large or small, must first get a license at the local level to conduct business. Whether it is a country or city license, these licenses are quite easy to obtain and usually do not cost a lot to pay the fees.

State Business License
A state business license is required for specific industries. Big or small, some businesses require licensing at the local and/or state level. Many of these state-regulated businesses have more rules, laws and guidelines that must be followed. Commonly owners of these businesses must be properly trained via some type of schooling. Some of these businesses include doctors, hairstylists, massage therapists, realtors etc… Some of these businesses such as bars and restaurants must also meet certain cleanliness standards and state codes.

Federal Business License
If the business is one that is heavily controlled and regulated a federal license is required to conduct business. Some of these industries include investment advisors, firearm sales, interstate trucking etc… The easiest way to obtain a federal business license is through an attorney that specializes in federal business regulation.

Sales Tax License
Almost all states require a sales tax license for any retail business. This license allows the business owner to collect sales tax from any item sold. The sales tax must be saved and paid to the state.

Keep in mind that some business might require more than one license to conduct business.

Permits are required for some small businesses. Their purpose is to control the structure, safety and look of the neighborhood according to the local and state laws called ordinances. When a business is in compliance with all the laws or ordinances a permit is issued to conduct business.

Sellers Permit
This type of permit is required to purchase goods for sale to the public. Usually these goods can be purchased wholesale with the sellers permit and sold to customers at retail prices. Check with the local State Franchise Tax Board to get this permit.

Building Permit
If a building that is going to be used to conduct business requires extensive remodeling before the business can move a building permit will be needed to complete the structural changes. Check local building codes to be sure the new construction complies with any structural ordinances.

Any new business must get the approval from the county, state or country of business to actually run the business in the planned local. The type of business determines if a local license is needed or a more extensive federal license is required to run the business. In addition there might be several permits that are also required to run the business.

Local Business License
Just about any business, large or small, must first get a license at the local level to conduct business. Whether it is a country or city license, these licenses are quite easy to obtain and usually do not cost a lot to pay the fees.

State Business License
A state business license is required for specific industries. Big or small, some businesses require licensing at the local and/or state level. Many of these state-regulated businesses have more rules, laws and guidelines that must be followed. Commonly owners of these businesses must be properly trained via some type of schooling. Some of these businesses include doctors, hairstylists, massage therapists, realtors etc… Some of these businesses such as bars and restaurants must also meet certain cleanliness standards and state codes.

Federal Business License
If the business is one that is heavily controlled and regulated a federal license is required to conduct business. Some of these industries include investment advisors, firearm sales, interstate trucking etc… The easiest way to obtain a federal business license is through an attorney that specializes in federal business regulation.

Sales Tax License
Almost all states require a sales tax license for any retail business. This license allows the business owner to collect sales tax from any item sold. The sales tax must be saved and paid to the state. Keep in mind that some business might require more than one license to conduct business.

Permits are required for some small businesses. Their purpose is to control the structure, safety and look of the neighborhood according to the local and state laws called ordinances. When a business is in compliance with all the laws or ordinances a permit is issued to conduct business.

Sellers Permit
This type of permit is required to purchase goods for sale to the public. Usually these goods can be purchased wholesale with the sellers permit and sold to customers at retail prices. Check with the local State Franchise Tax Board to get this permit.

Building Permit
If a building that is going to be used to conduct business requires extensive remodeling before the business can move a building permit will be needed to complete the structural changes. Check local building codes to be sure the new construction complies with any structural ordinances.

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