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.
At one time everyone was shuffling off to Buffalo. However today, many have gone to roost. New York's second largest city is a regional economic center boasting education,biotech and banking. Because New York State regulates many key industries and business-types, Buffalo regulates only certain things. applications are simple and the permitting process is relatively straightforward.