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Starting a Business

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Obtain Business Licenses & Permits

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    Federal Licenses & Permits

    Certain businesses, like ones that sell alcohol or firearms, require a federal license or permit. Find out which ones impact your business and how you can comply.

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    State Licenses & Permits

    Some states have requirements for specific businesses. Find out what business licenses and permits you need in your state.

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    Find Business Licenses & Permits

    SBA has a tool to determine which licenses and permits you need to start and run your business.

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