Make Sure You Meet Local Zoning Requirements
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When you register for a local business license, your local government will almost certainly check to make sure that your eBay business meets the zoning requirements for the address you provide for your business. If your business is not in compliance — perhaps because it has too many employees, or because it has frequent deliveries and pickups — you will not get a license. What’s more, you can probably expect a city or county inspector to drop by and start issuing citations (or perhaps even shut you down) in fairly short order. Ignoring the registration requirements will not work, either, because you can be sure that a neighbor will report you after the UPS truck blocks his driveway a few times. Deal with your business location right away — if the zoning is not right for your business, find another location or facility where you can store, pack, and ship your goods without hassle.