Known both for its agriculture and industry, Ohio has long been one of the most important economies in the Union. Although some Ohio cities have faced tough times during the recent recession, entrepreneurs are beginning to set up shop again. Significant regulation means small business owners may need a fair number of Ohio licenses and permits -- particularly service providers and professionals.
In Ohio, 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.