Certificates And Compliance

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  1. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The SBA’s website provides guidance on federal and state-specific licensing and permit requirements.
  2. Chamber of Commerce Websites: Local Chambers of Commerce provide detailed information on local regulations, licenses, and permits. Visit your local Chamber’s website or find a directory at:
  3. State Business Licensing Offices: Each state has its own agency for business licensing, and their websites often include tools to guide you through the necessary steps for your type of business.
  4. County and City Government Websites: Checking with your local city and county websites can provide specific information on local business licenses and permits. Look for a business licensing or permitting section on the official government websites.
  5. SCORE: A non-profit organisation providing mentorship and education to small business owners. Local SCORE chapters can connect you with experienced business mentors who know your local regulations.
  6. Department of Health or Environmental Health Departments: For food handling permits, the local Department of Health or Environmental Health Department will be the relevant authority. Visit their websites or contact them directly.
  7. State Department of Revenue or Taxation: Some states have specific business licences related to taxation, particularly for retail businesses. Check with your state’s Department of Revenue or equivalent body.
  8. Occupational and Professional Licensing Boards: If you need specialised licensing (such as for catering), consult with the state or local licensing boards related to that profession.
  9. LegalZoom or Other Legal Services: Platforms like LegalZoom offer services to help you determine the necessary licences and permits for your area.