The home of Motor City, Motown and the Wolverines has known big business for a long time. Heavily industrial Michigan has a number of special environmental and community protection-oriented regulations to keep its citizens safe. That means lots of licenses and permits for business-owners to secure.
In Michigan, 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.