Once you have locked down a concept for your business, done your research on costs, markets, location, competition, etc. and secured yourself a sweet loan, you’re ready to open shop right? No!

You need licenses and permits. Which ones? Depends. What is required is highly dependent on the type of business you have and where the business is located. CalGold is a great resource in finding some of the many many licenses and permits that are required for your business. I say some, because some of the websites CalGold leads you to are not current or available. If your particular Federal, State, County, City/Town/Municipality info is not available through the CalGold site, you gotta start calling and waiting to talk to someone in the appropriate government office that can give you the answers you need.