In our increasingly high tech world, IT and Software businesses abound. Many tech wizards are interested to start their own businesses because overhead can be very low, while profits can be quite high. Like all businesses, tech operations must hold required state and local licenses. In some cities, like Chicago and New York, IT repair businesses need special regulatory permits.
The 1.9 square mile city of West Hollywood may be surrounded by the City of Los Angeles, but it definitely makes its own rules. West Hollywood businesses not only require a city business license, but in many cases require special licenses and permits for their business types and industries. Moreover, business owners in West Hollywood can expect a lot of preparatory work to receive approval from the city as most commercial operations must show adequate parking per city guidelines. Despite West Hollywood's small size, it hosts the corporate headquarters of Ticketmaster and a regional office of Target. Most of the city's economy is based on local service and retail businesses including numerous notable restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels.