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, retail businesses of all sorts including 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.