Registering your business can have many benefits. Some benefits can be tax benefits, accessing a business loan, and being able to submit work bids for large projects. Choosing an entity and incorporating your business may be the first step to registering your business. The permits you may need depend on the type of business you are starting. Here’s a list of popular permits at the state, county, and city level. Keep in mind, permits vary from state to state.
We encourage you to learn more about the permits you need, and the costs associated with them, before you launch your business.
- Generally, corporations and LLCs are incorporated (filed at the state level.)
- Professional licenses, such as a barber’s license.
- Seller's permit
- Fictitious Business Name (also known as a DBA (Doing Business As)
- Food facility permits
- Business License (Business tax certificate)