Known both for its agriculture and industry, Ohio has long been one of the most important economies in the Union. Although some Ohio cities have faced tough times during the recent recession, entrepreneurs are beginning to set up shop again. Significant regulation means small business owners may need a fair number of Ohio licenses and permits -- particularly service providers and professionals.
In Ohio, although they specialize in very special occasions, wedding and bridal shops are essentially retail operations. As such, they need the same business licenses and permits required for any other retail operation. Usually local general business licenses are required.