Specialty food shops such as spice, cheese and gourmet shops need retail food licenses. Depending on the state, county and city, these can amount to up to eight different licenses and permits. Retailers must also submit retail food plans and adhere to environmental health regulations in order to stay in business.
Hialeah is a large city near Miami. Although it acts primarily is a significant suburb, the city's population has lead to a diverse array of retail establishments and services. Entrepreneurs with fresh ideas can find ample opportunity in Hialeah. Like most Florida cities, Hialeah's business licensing takes place mostly at county and state levels. However, a few local licenses and permits exist, making it so that most businesses need at least three licenses and often many more.