Home-based businesses have become increasingly popular. People looking for flexible lifestyles or just to work from home can usually set up these businesses easily. While in many cities including Los Angeles and New York, only standard business licensing requirements apply, numerous cities and counties require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.
The southern Texas city of San Antonio welcomes business development and keeps entry into its market hassle-free. Aside from a select few business-types, San Antonio is very hands-off and allows entrepreneurs to operate often without any city licenses at all. Naturally, Texas and federal licensing still applies. San Antonio has developed a significant tourism industry in part by making itself a center for conventions. More than 20 million people visit San Antonio each year. The city's major industries also include financial services, government, health care.