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, bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.