Before you open your doors for business, make sure you have all the licenses and permits you need to make your business legal. Find out about federal, state, and local start-up requirements for licensing small businesses. These are essential first steps you must take before you get started on your new venture.
Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business
Make sure you know about state license, permit, tax registration, and other requirements applicable to small businesses.
You’ll need a seller’s permit to collect sales tax from your customers.
What License and Permits You Need for a Food Hospitality Business
Before starting a restaurant, deli, catering service, food truck, or other food service establishment, you’ll need various food hospitality business licenses and permits.
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The term business license may refer to any number of permits and licenses regulated by federal and state agencies. Learn about your state's business license laws.