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.
From plastics manufacturing to to insurance to being a center of Reformed Judaism, Erie offers a lot. The one time major industrial city on the Great Lakes now has a more scaled back economy. However, Erie remains an important and well populated hub in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Erie residents looking to start a business and create more employment face a number of business license and permit regulations. Both Erie and Pennsylvania require numerous business licenses and permits to open a business legally.