The largest state in the union is also the most remote. Alaska is a land of incredible beauty and vast natural resources. Despite the sometimes hostile cold, Alaska is warm and friendly to entrepreneurs. State licensing is made relatively simple. However, businesses that impact Alaska's special environment may face heftier permitting.
In Alaska, architectural consultants give expert advice on design and architecture without being the actual professionals who design a building or facility. Many consultants operate out of their homes and make the mistake of assuming they can run their businesses license-free. However, most cities and states require business tax registration and licensing for all businesses, of all sizes – and some require Home Occupation Permits for home-based businesses.