All kinds of goodness grows in Idaho soil -- from the state's famous Russet Potatoes to all manner of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Idaho issues a fair number of business licenses and permits at the state level, leaving cities to go easy on the licenses and permits they require of entrepreneurs.
In Idaho, bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.