Marketing consultants help companies improve their branding, sales and revenues. Even a consulting firm of one is a business. Many consultants operate out of their homes and make the mistake of assuming they can run their businesses license-free. However, most cities and states require business tax registration and licensing for all businesses, of all sizes – and some require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.
Motor City has experienced its economic ups and downs over the past decade. While many business owners folded, new entrepreneurs are coming back and reinvigorating the scene. However, they face no shortage of licenses and permits. Detroit regulates a large number of business and expects its local small business community to ensure they are compliant. Today's Detroit remains a manufacturing center and a home to all three American auto makers. Because of its position on the Canadian Border, Detroit is also a center for Canadian trade. In addition, the city hosts several insurance companies, financial firms and casinos.