When it isn't on your mind, Georgia may be reaching into your wallet. Georgia regulates a fair number of industries and counts on the revenues to help fund the tight-budgeted state. Businesses can expect to obtain a combination of state, county and city licenses.
In Georgia, bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.