The Lone Star Republic stands proudly in favor of business. Texas makes licensing easy. Most regulatory areas are centralized at the state-level where applicants enjoy simple forms and relatively few of them. Most cities don't have general business licenses and require few specialty permits compared to other major cities. Overall, starting a business in Texas is easy -- and with low tax rates, Texas strives to seduce entrepreneurs into furthering its large economy.
In Texas, limousines and airport shuttles serve the public and therefore need special licensing in most local jurisdictions. In some locations, airports add additional permits and costs for passenger services that wish to pick-up at terminals. These for-hire or livery businesses must comply with state, county and city licensing requirements.