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After you’ve registered your company (as a DBA, Corporation or LLC), one of the next steps is
to get your company a local business license (if required).
NOTE: View our business startup checklist for more information on the steps required to start a business.
Do I Need a Local Business License?
If you intend to operate a business from your home or an office, then more than likely a local business license will be required. The purpose of a local business license is to authorize your company to do business in your particular city or county.
If you are not really operating a business and are simply using your corporation or LLC to hold assets, property, etc., or are keeping it “on the shelf”, then a local business license will more than likely not be required. Contact your local business licensing office for clarification.
How Do I Get My Local Business License?
Business licenses are typically issued at the City level from your City Hall. If your intended place of business is not within city limits, then your business license will be issued by the County.
Getting a local business license can be a complicated task. There are over 19,000 separate licensing jurisdictions in the United States alone and each has its own particular licensing requirements. Not to mention the hours spent on the phone chasing down the right department, getting the right forms, etc.
Get Your Local Business License Forms Online Now with the Business License Compliance Package!
Using the online Business License Wizard from our partner Business Licenses LLC, you’ll be able to:
- Determine the licensing requirements for your company by answering a few simple questions.
- View and download all the necessary forms (fillable) and instructions in a simple online Dashboard.
- View links and contact information for each licensing authority.
- Save hours of research, phone calls and government red-tape.
NOTE: This package will cover one business location, additional locations are an additional fee. Also note that some industries have unusually complicated licensing (agriculture, daycare, explosives, firearms, marijuana, gaming, etc.) for which you can upgrade your package to custom assistance from Business Licenses LLC if necessary.
Service 1 | Pre-Studies
Start your journey with one of our three Pre-Studies if you are not yet fully sure about your project:
Option1. Project Pre-Study: You have a business idea or consider to import/export a new product, but you need a qualified second opinion? Business Titans checks your business idea or project for you and provides a detailed analysis on the opportunity, its risks, feasibility and profitability.
Option2. Pre-Opening Plan: Do you need to get an overview of the detailed steps to implement your project? Entrepreneurs who wish to have on the operational level a sound overview of the steps they need to take to set up their new venture or product should look also into this option.
Option3. Project Exposé: Do you need a professional presentation to introduce your project to a demanding audience? Successful entrepreneurs understand that the presentation of an idea is as important as the idea itself. The approach Business Titans is applying is to send always an appealing Exposé of the project before sharing further details. Only if there is a vivid interest that you feel among your audience, you should share confidential documents such as Pre-Studies, Business Plans, etc.
Service 2 | Business Planning
Option 1. Business Plan Consulting: You draft the Business Plan with our Guidance, we review and enhance the final version. Business Titans supports you to develop a Business Plan. You draft your own Business Plan with our guidance. A senior member of Business Titans will then finalize your draft with enhancements, research data, adapting the contents and forms according to the expectations of the final recipients, including banks, lending partners, equity partners, landlords, insurers and regulators.
Option 2. Business Plan Outsourcing: In this option, the entire process, including the development of the business model and Business Plan is handled by Business Titans. You will be first interviewed to understand your vision, resources and capacity.The rest will all be done by us and presented to you for the last minor adaptations. This version gets a Business Titans certification to be used for 3 years (as long as there will be no major changes on the Business Plan).
Service 3 | Weekly Coaching
A Business Plan is (and should be) in a constant evolution. The more you get into your business environment, the more you are able to fine-tune it. However, the best Business Plan will not be more than a paper if you do not implement it in a disciplined and consistent way.
- Option 1: Try-Out Session
- Option 2: 2-Weeks Package
- Option 3: 4-Weeks Package
This is why Business Titans has extended its services with a Weekly Coaching dedicated for the step-by-step implementation of the Business Plan that we have developed together.