Retail businesses of all sorts including toy stores, clothing shops, photography businesses and general merchandisers need licenses and permits. In most cases, retail businesses take relatively few licenses – however being registered for all state and local taxes is important as is having any needed general business licenses.
The birthplace of Buddy Holly is today the largest cotton growing region in the world. There's a good chance that your favorite pair of underwear or even jeans had their humble beginnings in Lubbock. Additionally, Lubbock is known for its production of barrels and as a regional center for retail. Like most Texas cities, Lubbock welcomes entrepreneurs with open arms. Low to non-existent state business taxes along with minimal local licensing requirements makes Lubbock an easy place to set-up shop.