When residents aren't busy walking in a winter wonderland, they can easily find themselves wading through stacks of paper. Minnesota's intense regulations make it so entrepreneurs not only need a lot of licenses, but must apply via lengthy and intricate processes. Of course, the clean air and friendly communities make it a pleasurable place to do business.
In Minnesota, 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.