Known of its progressive attitudes and social welfare, Massachusetts is a state awash in licenses and permits. Businesses of all types must comply with numerous regulations. Entrepreneurs should expect a lot of paperwork and processes to become legal to operate.
In Massachusetts, business consultants advise managers and business owners on a variety of issues including strategy, finance, efficiency, and policy. Even a consulting firm of one is a business. 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.