Although still largely rural and agricultural, Arkansas is home to several major companies and industries, mostly headquartered in Little Rock. The state known largely as the home of the Ozarks has many business licenses and permits it requires as part of its efforts to protect residents and maintain safety and health standards.
In Arkansas, 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.