Many businesses and occupations require a license – if you are in California, check this list for California licensing requirements and online applications.

You can check on licensing in other states by searching on the Internet (e.g., search licensing Georgia and you’ll get a link to the Georgia State Secretary of State Professional Licensing Boards Division ) or use a commercial website, such as Business Licenses Online for the Entire U.S., with “Every federal, state, county, & municipal business license, permit, & tax registration.” SCL Biz thanks Debbie for sending us this website information.