Registering a business involves filing paperwork to obtain certificates, licenses and permits in order to legally operate. Here’s what you need to get started.
Check websites or call city and county government offices to see if they require a local business tax receipt (formerly an occupational license) and/or zoning permit. Small Business Development Centers have information on licensing and permitting in cities and counties in their areas. Find the SBDC nearest you by checking www.floridasbdc.org.