When do I need a business license?
That depends on local laws and the kind of business you have. Many municipalities require a retail establishment to have a license, but not a consultant, for example. Some require home-based business to have licenses. Others don't care.
Since it is possible that if you ask the license office if you need a license they will gladly sell you one, spend a little time learning the local laws and codes before going to the license office. Check with your local chamber of commerce to see what they know about the local license laws.
As with any expenditure or dealings with government, it's best to have as much information as you can get.
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