Marketing consultants help companies improve their branding, sales and revenues. Even a consulting firm of one is a business. 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.
At the heart of the San Joaquin Valley lies Fresno – a center of agriculture and commerce. Fresno supports its growth and development in part by being business friendly. The city keeps licensing to a bare minimum, while Fresno County regulates food, childcare and other industries that affect public safety and welfare. In addition to its extensive agriculture industry, Fresno is home to several major medical systems, insurance companies and telecommunication companies.