Business consultants advise managers and business owners on a variety of issues including strategy, finance, efficiency, and policy. Even a consulting firm of one is a business. Many consultants operate out of their homes and make the mistake of assuming they can run their businesses license-free. However, most cities and states require business tax registration and licensing for all businesses, of all sizes – and some require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.
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.