Household Services such as Housekeeping, Gardening, Landscaping and Auto Detailing may not require as many licenses as food and healthcare businesses, but they must be licensed nonetheless. Businesses that use a person’s home as their official address or office may also need a Home Occupation Permit from their city or county.
Charlotte, North Carolina has one of the country’s fastest growing economies. Entrepreneurs looking to join the success will find that the combined Charlotte – Mecklenburg County government reduces the layers of bureaucracy that are often involved in business licensing. However, city and state both specially regulate a wide variety of industries to protect consumers, ensure public health and generate needed government revenues. Charlotte is the second largest banking center in the United States, after New York and is home to numerous manufacturing companies. Additionally it has communications, steel and high-tech sectors.