Architectural consultants give expert advice on design and architecture without being the actual professionals who design a building or facility. Many consultants operate out of their homes and make the mistake of assuming they can run their businesses license-free. However, most cities and states require business tax registration and licensing for all businesses, of all sizes – and some require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.
Although Chandler is largely a suburban satellite of Greater Phoenix, in recent years it has begun to develop some of its own industry. Several high-tech firms have taken advantage of low-cost overhead and business-friendly regulations and established headquarters and manufacturing plants. Additionally, Chandler is home to a diverse array of retail and service businesses. Because Chandler keeps city licensing to a minimum, entrepreneurs will find it an easy place to establish themselves. However, state and county rules also apply, making it necessary for many businesses to obtain a large series of licenses and permits.