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Topic Title: Florida's Business License?
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Created On: 10/27/2006 12:07 PM
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   Florida's Business License?   - altejada - 10/27/2006 12:07 PM  
   Florida's Business License?   - dogsruspetsitting - 10/27/2006 05:20 PM  
   Florida's Business License?   - bowwowmeowlady - 10/27/2006 08:26 PM  
   Florida's Business License?   - jigger - 10/31/2006 11:59 AM  
   Florida's Business License?   - dognanny - 11/17/2006 11:40 AM  
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 10/27/2006 12:07 PM
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altejada
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This topic is for anyone (in Florida) who is not only bonded & insured but is also "licensed!" I have been searching for for what seems like forever on how to do this!
So this is what I need to know!
What type of license did you obtain?
Where did you go?
How much?
What are the requirements?
Is there a contact #?
Please feel free to let me know any useful information you think I should know... and don't hold back about writing a novel! I am on a deadline... Thanks so much!
 10/27/2006 05:20 PM
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dogsruspetsitting
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Hi, I'm in South FL and am fairly new to the business as well. I have insurance, etc., but I don't yet have a license, either. I called the County Office, and they indicated that I just had to go down and apply (cost of $33), bringing proper identification, etc. That was all the information they relayed to me over the phone, so my only suggestion would be to call the county in which you live. Hope this helps somewhat.

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 10/27/2006 08:26 PM
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bowwowmeowlady
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I am insured with liability but no bond since I have no employees I don't need one. I had an occupational license when I was in Tallahassee and just starting out but since I work from home did not get one when I moved. I have found that the more "licenses" you have the more fees, taxes and other unneccesary expenses you incur. I put all my earnings thru my ss number as I work alone for myself and so far no problem. Once you actually apply for anything like that you are on all kinds of lists and you will be getting bills for stuff you never heard of and don't even apply to you!!

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 10/31/2006 11:59 AM
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jigger
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Hi, I am in South Fl. I am insured ,bonded and have a city license as well as a county. The city is very exp. as apposed to the state, I am a home based business. I feel the comfort level of my new customers is better when you have "all your ducks in a row".You also need a fictitous name statemnt to apply for your licenses. Contact me if you need help.

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 11/17/2006 11:40 AM
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dognanny
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I am in South Florida also and was told that i Needed a City Occupational license (160.00) depending on what city you live in. Also needed a County License (40.00) I am insured but not bonded as i am the only worker also. Yes you have to apply for a Fictious name before you can get any of these licenses.

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