Understanding Business Licenses
Depending on your small business type, you may need to file for licenses or permits with the state, or states, in which you do business.
Nearly all businesses require some form of federal, state or local business licenses.
Obtaining the licenses or permits you need for your business is an excellent way to help keep your company compliant (in good standing) with the state. But before you can apply for them, you’ll need insight into federal, state and local licenses — as well as permit types and zoning requirements.
For a clear and concise overview read Understanding Business Licenses.