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Do I need a permit to start a home based business?

Do I need a permit to start a home based business?
Brad Sugars answered June 21, 2007
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/220872
<P>Good Question.</P>
<P>Problem is, the answer is yes and no.  If you are thinking of employing people, then in most states and counties the answer is going to be yes.  If not, it's often no.</P>
<P>Best bet is to go online at your local city or county Web site and look into their regulations for your area and your industry.</P>

Brad Sugars is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH. As an entrepreneur, author and business coach, he has owned and operated more than two dozen companies including his main company, ActionCOACH, which has more than 1,000 offices in 34 countries.