Ecwid Ecommerce Glossary

Business License

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What is a business license?

A business license is an official permit issued by government agencies that allows individuals or companies to conduct lawful business within the government’s geographical jurisdiction.

How to get a business license

To get a business license, you have to research what licenses you need. When you decide, you have to compile the appropriate documents, apply for the business license, and keep up with any renewal obligations.

Where can I get a business license?

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) also known as the State License Bureau is the place you’re looking for. Check out the information about federal business licenses listed by the agency on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website if you think your business may be regulated at the federal level.

How much does it cost to get a business license?

The average cost of a business license starts at $50. It can cost more depending on your business activities, location, and government rules. The cost can go up to $500 per year plus renewal fees.

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