The corn-fed, solid people of Nebraska may be friendly, but they mean business. And in a state that takes businesses as seriously as Nebraska, you can expect the licenses and permits to be relatively few and straightforward. Nebraska keeps things simple -- clear forms and processes. Less regulation than most West-Coast or Northeastern states. Plain licensing for plains people.
In Nebraska, retail businesses of all sorts including beauty supply stores, toy stores, clothing shops, photography businesses and general merchandisers need licenses and permits. In most cases, retail businesses take relatively few licenses – however being registered for all state and local taxes is important as is having any needed general business licenses.