As the name suggests, auto repair businesses fix cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. Although a few states such as Texas, have no special licensing requirements to work on cars, most states and some cities and counties require auto mechanics and their businesses to be duly licensed. In California, an auto mechanic may need a professional license, state license to run a repair shop, county auto repair permit, county HAZMAT permits and a city business license. Regulations vary from state to state.
Home to major corporations and Olympic games, Atlanta has taken its place among the great cities of the United States. Constantly encouraging growth and development, both the city and the state have attempted to make the business licensing and permitting process straightforward. However, tight budgets and old forms and processes mean getting a business set up in Atlanta can still take time. Additionally, a strong state government issues many important licenses. Atlanta ranks fourth in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries, housing mega-corporations such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta's robust economy includes numerous industries with a strong concentration on communications. Accordingly, small entrepreneurs can find numerous niches to be part of the vibrant city and growing economy.