5. Other Important Business Licenses Depending on Certain Business Sectors.
As aforementioned, each industry requires some specific business licenses. In addition to those listed above, here are some of the business licenses you will need depending on your industry.
Food and beverage places
Obtaining all the necessary food permits and licenses involves a lot of paperwork and patience. It takes time to get each one approved. In addition to general business licenses, zoning permits, liquor licenses, here are some licenses you will need:
Food service license
Food service licenses are usually issued by the city or county health department. The health department will visit your business location to ensure you comply with all food safety regulations. Once you obtain the license, the health department will continue its regular visits to inspect your restaurant. You can apply for a food service license from your local health department online or in person.
Employee health permit
As the owner of a bar, restaurant, beauty salon, tattoo parlor, winery, etc., you must have employee health permits. The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) offers specific training resources for the health of your employees. In addition, your employees must be trained in state-approved food and beverage handling. The employee health permit helps you ensure the safety of your customers and employees during your business.
Valet parking permit
A good business location should offer valet parking to its customers. If you want to open a fine dining restaurant, you would like to provide this type of service. However, many states require a valet parking permit to do so.
Professional / Occupational Licenses
If you want to perform a profession that pertains to a service, you must have the required license. For example, to conduct a business in the field of cosmetology, law, real estate, stock exchange, medical care, electricity, law, you will need a professional license or a permit to practice.
To obtain a license in the field you claim to be an expert in, you will have to prove that you can provide these professional services. If you are unsure of how to apply for these licenses, it is advisable to contact a qualified business lawyer for expertise and advice.
PS: For small business owners and other entrepreneurs, visit the SBA website for more information on the type of business licenses that are right for you, depending on the business you want to open.