Known of its progressive attitudes and social welfare, Massachusetts is a state awash in licenses and permits. Businesses of all types must comply with numerous regulations. Entrepreneurs should expect a lot of paperwork and processes to become legal to operate.
In Massachusetts, 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.