The home of Motor City, Motown and the Wolverines has known big business for a long time. Heavily industrial Michigan has a number of special environmental and community protection-oriented regulations to keep its citizens safe. That means lots of licenses and permits for business-owners to secure.
In Michigan, in our increasingly high tech world, IT and Software businesses abound. Many tech wizards are interested to start their own businesses because overhead can be very low, while profits can be quite high. Like all businesses, tech operations must hold required state and local licenses. In some cities, like Chicago and New York, IT repair businesses need special regulatory permits.