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, an increasing number of single-parent and two-parent working families has turned child daycare into a big business. However, states, counties and cities take the welfare of children seriously. Daycare owners and workers must undergo background investigations and in many cases mandatory training courses. Governments license both home daycares and daycare facilities, making sure that health and safety standards are met.