Retail businesses of all sorts including beauty supply stores, toy stores, clothing shops, photography businesses and general merchandisers need licenses and permits. In most cases, retail businesses take relatively few licenses – however being registered for all state and local taxes is important as is having any needed general business licenses.
The Golden State’s capitol is surprisingly thin on local regulation and licensing requirements. Sacramento largely defers to the rules of the resident state government. However, the County of Sacramento has a number of clear and strict policies regarding public health and the environment. Additionally, both local governments make paperwork clear, straightforward and easy. In a city literally filled with bureaucracy, residents can enjoy some streamlined government. Besides providing government to California, Sacramento is home to the agriculture and aerospace industries and houses several significant companies: Sutter Health, Blue Diamond Growers, Aerojet, Teichert, and The McClatchy Company.