Retail businesses of all sorts including 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.
Sitting adjacent to the Bronx, Yonkers shares in the same cultural and racial diversity as New York City itself. However, unlike its large neighbor, Yonkers economy is far less substantial and no longer hosts the strong manufacturing operations it once did. Economic depression has led to new attempts at revitalization and entrepreneurs are encourages to establish new businesses. However, Yonkers doesn't make it simple. The city requires a fair number of local business licenses and permits. Local and state regulation of business are significant and a business owner has paperwork to wade through on the way to getting going.