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.
You don't have to be a High Life man or woman to live in Milwaukee, but it helps. Milwaukee was once famous for being home to more than four of the nation's major brewing companies and today still claims the Miller Brewing Company as a favorite son. Of course, there's more to Milwaukee than beer. The city has a substantial manufacturing sector as well as energy, finance and food processing. Milwaukee entrepreneurs can usually need several local and state licenses and permits to operate. The city uses regulation to monitor businesses for fair dealings, proper zoning, safety and sanitation.