Bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.
The town name itself has made it into some of America's best-known cigarette brands. Winston-Salem remains a center of tobacco production and the home of RJ Reynolds. The town is also dying to get its Hanes on you. In addition, several other of America's top companies maintain significant presences in the green town of Winston-Salem. Of course, Winston-Salem welcomes small entrepreneurs as well. Winston-Salem offers a moderate amount of local business licenses and permits - particularly in industries that pose risks to public such as food and child care. However, much of business regulation falls to the state of North Carolina.