Getting licenses, permits, and insurance


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Getting licenses, permits, and insurance

In this video, we'll look at three kinds of professional requirements: licenses, permits, and insurance. Please note that there's a lot of variation depending on where you are and the sort of work you'll be doing, so I'll have to be vague out of necessity. To get the details, talk with local authorities, other freelancers and business organizations, such as the Small Business Association for U.S. businesses. Licenses don't usually come into play unless you're working in a regulated space. For example, if you're a lawyer, a massage therapist, or real estate agent.

These licenses are often issued by regional governments, such as a state in the U.S. and they usually have websites that explain the details. The second professional requirement is permits, which you might need to run any kind of business legally. Again, the details will vary from place to place. For example, when I was practicing in San Francisco I needed to register for a city tax in addition to the...

Getting licenses, permits, and insurance
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