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

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<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>

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