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RE: License Question


I don't believe it is misleading to say I am licensed. I have a business license from the city my office is in. I could operate this business without one but not legitamately. I don't try to make it sound like I have a professional license.If someone asks me if i am licensed by the state for this profession I tell them there is no license for this industry at this time.-Davin

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JD wrote:

Thats what I thought. Everyone is referring to the required city business and state tax licenses. In that context, EVERY business is licensed.

 

Whenever I see a business listing itself as Licensed, it makes me think they have a special Professional Occupational license which is required by the state for companies and individuals such as contractors (construction), security companies, barbers, hair dressers, massage therapist and others. This does not include the required city business and state tax resale license.

 

Isnt it unethical and misleading to say you are licensed when it is NOT a Professional Occupational license? A Professional Occupational license is what I was referring to when I said I could not find any license requirement for our field.

 

Ive had both the city business license and state tax resellers license for many years and I dont feel I can ethically and morally say my business is licensed, because as far s I can tell, Nevada does not require a Professional Occupational license for our field of work. Im still checking, but...



-- Edited by JD at 02:08, 2007-07-10

No I do not find it unethical. Reason being is because there are so many businesses that are fly by night, register a name with the state, but then never get a license to work in the county they are doing business. Or some think that if they have the county license, why should they pay for a city one? People down here have heard and seen the scams plenty of times. When they try to investigate the company that scammed them and they look with the county, lots of times they find out that the company wasn't even licensed to do business in their county in the first place.

In South Florida it is a very big deal that you must be licensed to work in the county you are offering services. The county and city will come out to your place of business or home if you home based, approve you and issue you a "Occupancy License"

You would be surprised how many people call the county and city to see if your home service business is licensed to work in their area.



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Thats what I thought. Everyone is referring to the required city business and state tax licenses. In that context, EVERY business is licensed.

 

Whenever I see a business listing itself as Licensed, it makes me think they have a special Professional Occupational license which is required by the state for companies and individuals such as contractors (construction), security companies, barbers, hair dressers, massage therapist and others. This does not include the required city business and state tax resale license.

 

Isnt it unethical and misleading to say you are licensed when it is NOT a Professional Occupational license? A Professional Occupational license is what I was referring to when I said I could not find any license requirement for our field.

 

Ive had both the city business license and state tax resellers license for many years and I dont feel I can ethically and morally say my business is licensed, because as far s I can tell, Nevada does not require a Professional Occupational license for our field of work. Im still checking, but...



-- Edited by JD at 02:08, 2007-07-10

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Florida counties require you to register your business in the county and most times cities that you operate out of. The word it getting a business license.

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JD,
As you indicated most states don't require a license for this type of business but do require you to register your business.  I think some folks may be thinking that their business registration is a license.

Each state has their own requirements and is very specific with regard to which business types need a license and most don't require a license for businesses that fall into the category of personal services or photography.

Each business owner should check their state website and call their information number if they have questions.



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After looking at the various companies listed on the NAHIP web site, Find a Professional section and everyones web sites, I see a lot of us are listing, Licensed, Bonded and Insured. I understand the bonded and insured part and agree with it, but what license is everyone getting, or referring to? In Nevada, I have been unable to get information from the city or state on requirements for licensing in this field, except for the city business license and the state sales tax license, both of which Nevada requires EVERY business to have.



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