From starting a new business to maintaining a successful one, licenses and permits are important for both legal reasons and providing comfort to customers. Businesses that do not comply can face hefty fines, liabilities and lost credibility.
Licenses and permits are essential to business operation. Depending on your location, there could be federal, state or county permits. There may also be additional regulations for the specific industry.
It is best to research and start the process of obtaining a license sooner rather than later. Some licenses take more than a month to process.
Once licenses and permits are processed, make copies, keep track of contacts and be sure to keep detailed records. This should make the future processes more efficient.
Need more information or have questions? The United States Small Business Administration provides helpful information and guides for businesses.
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