Marketing consultants help companies improve their branding, sales and revenues. 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.
Toledo was once a major manufacturing center of middle-America. Although the city's manufacturing sector isn't gone, it was hard hit over the past 30 years as industries moved and changed. Today, Toledo remains known for its production of glass, automobiles and - amazingly - eco-friendly products. Like most Ohio cities, Toledo is business friendly and keeps its licensing simple and easy. Entrepreneurs will find Toledo is an easy place to set-up shop.