In America's heartland, Nebraska has long been a successful agricultural state. In recent years, Nebraska has developed a larger business presence with Omaha being listed as one of the friendlier places in the country to live and work. Nebraska keeps business regulation fairly light - making it so that businesses have relatively few business licenses and permits required. Still, certain industries including healthcare and agriculture have more involved business licenses and compliance measures.
In Nebraska, marketing consultants help companies improve their branding, sales and revenues. 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.