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Licensing

Landscaping professional laying grass on property.
Landscaping

The licensing and insurance requirements for landscapers vary by state. Having the right insurance and licensing helps keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs within the...

An architect reviewing blueprints with a client
Building design
The licensing, insurance, and bond requirements for architects vary by location and the amount of education and experience they have.
An engineer reviewing project details on their computer
Building design

The licensing and insurance requirements for engineers vary by state. Having the right insurance and licensing can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs within the...

A hair stylist consults with a customer on a haircut
Personal care
The licensing and insurance requirements for hairstylists and hair salons vary by location and what services you or your salon may provide.
A nail salon technician works on a customer's hand
Personal care
The licensing requirements for nail salon technicians vary by state. Having the right licensing and insurance can help keep you financially protected within the personal care industry.
A handyman fixes a vent in a house
Construction & contracting
The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for handyman work varies by location and your state contractor licensing board. Some states have no licensing requirements.
A caterer setting up a table of food at an event
Food & beverage

The licensing requirements for caterers vary by location. Having the right licensing and insurance can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs within the food and...

Business consultant hanging framed certificate on office wall.
Consulting
In addition to obtaining a business license, consultants are strengthening their credentials with professional consulting certifications.
Two janitors with cleaning equipment
Cleaning services

Your cleaning business may need licenses, bonds, and commercial insurance to operate legally. While it might seem like a lot, these added forms of protection can provide peace of mind for your...

Two construction workers surveying a job site
Construction & contracting
The types of licenses that construction companies and contractors need vary by location, but most projects will at least require a building permit.
General contractors discussing on job site
Construction & contracting

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for general contractors vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected, and may be required for some...

Plumber fixing pipes in kitchen
Construction & contracting

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for plumbers vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected, and may be required for some jobs within...

HVAC contractor installing unit
Installation professionals

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for HVAC professionals vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some...

Electrician fixing light bulb wiring
Construction & contracting

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for electricians vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected and may be required for some jobs...

Business person signing license paperwork
Starting a business
Regardless of your type of work, you’ll likely need a small business license from your state or local government in order to operate in your industry.
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