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.
Jacksonville, Florida is the physically largest city in the nation. Luckily, its regulatory authority doesn’t sprawl as wide as the city itself. Jacksonville residents can expect a lot of licensing from the state, but not too much from the city. Still, food and other health-related businesses must meet local standards and require licenses and permits. Jacksonville remains one of Florida and the East Coast's largest ports. The city is a center of international trade and is the largest point of entry for vehicle imports. However, Jacksonville is not a one-industry town and also contains distribution, financial services, biomedical technology, consumer goods, information services, manufacturing, and insurance.