Do I Need a License to Run a Chat Site?
Is a business license required for running an online video chat website even if the website is free to users and profit comes from advertisements?
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Because the requirements for licensing (and the names given to the licenses) vary from state to state, you’ll want to check with your local county clerk to determine exactly what’s required.
Note that that’s 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 state’s Secretary of State office.