The Lone Star Republic stands proudly in favor of business. Texas makes licensing easy. Most regulatory areas are centralized at the state-level where applicants enjoy simple forms and relatively few of them. Most cities don't have general business licenses and require few specialty permits compared to other major cities. Overall, starting a business in Texas is easy -- and with low tax rates, Texas strives to seduce entrepreneurs into furthering its large economy.
In Texas, 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.