Graphic design and online sales, or e-commerce are common home-based businesses. People looking for flexible lifestyles or just to work from home can usually set up these businesses easily. While in many cities including Los Angeles and New York, only standard business licensing requirements apply, numerous cities and counties require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.
Once the home of numerous large national corporations, Rochester has evolved into a center of learning, science and innovation. Twelve colleges and universities in and around Rochester form a consortium of academic institutions. Collaborations between universities and local industry have led Rochester to become the foremost center of imaging technology. For an entrepreneur wanting to enter this high-tech, highly educated world, setting up shop isn't too difficult. Although the city and state have significant licensing regulations, Rochester makes its application processes clear and easy.