Because the requirements for licensing (and the names given to the licenses) vary from state to state, youll want to check with your local county clerk to determine exactly whats required.
Note that thats an issue separate and apart from whether you should incorporate your business or file as an limited liability company (LLC), which you would do through your states Secretary of State office.
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