Although tornadoes still run through it, Dorothy might not recognize today's Kansas. Today's corporate-run agriculture and Kansas' new manufacturing sectors make the once sleepy plains state's fabled past into little more than dust in the wind. However, the pioneering spirit that once founded the state remains. Kansas keeps regulations minimal so that entrepreneurs can get up and running.
In Kansas, engineering consultants give expert advice on a variety of design and construction issues. 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.