Merchants who buy and sell antiques need basic business licenses and sometimes specialized permits.
Known originally for its shipping port, Baltimore has changed and developed over the years into a major industrial city and eventually a place with a diversified economy. Of course, Baltimore hasn't forgotten its roots as a center for the fishing and crabbing industry with major supplies of Chesapeake Bay soft shelled crab running through the city daily. Baltimore entrepreneurs will find a relatively easy time getting needed licenses and permits. Thanks to a straightforward, centralized state government, Baltimore businesses have fairly simple requirements, especially compared to other cities and states in the region.