Types of business licenses and permits
There are different types of business permits, and if you intend to start a business, you may need one or several of these.
Business operating license to allow you to do business in your state or locality, and where you obtain the license varies from one state to another.
Sellers permit required for persons selling goods in person or online, allowing the business operator to collect taxes from customers.
DBA or fictitious name statement, also known as “doing business as,” allows you to operate under a different name from that you’ve legally registered your business.
Special permits may or not be a requirement for your business
Industry license is required in certain service industries such as childcare, law, medicine, electrical businesses, and salons.
A federal license applies to specific industries such as firearms, aviation, and alcohol, issued by the US government.