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.
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but it takes a fair number of licenses and permits to make it happen. Despite Las Vegas’ fairly wild image and Nevada’s well-know business friendliness, both the state and city regulates a fair number of business-types. Anyone considering setting up shop in Las Vegas should expect to obtain an average of two to six licenses. Although Las Vegas has changed and modernized over the years, one thing has never changed -- the gaming industry is king. Las Vegas remains a place to gamble and has built additional forms of entertainment, recreation and shopping around it. The new LAs Vegas is a retail paradise opening up countless opportunities for small businesses. However, Las Vegas has made efforts to diversify its economy and now has light manufacturing and banking sectors.