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Business question????

I know you have to have a license to open up a business. Do you have to have one just to sell in your spare time on Etsy?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on May. 24, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (7)
  • no..I don't believe so. Etsy is privately owned so you shouldnt fall under any state guidelines. It's like selling on ebay.

    Answer by joinTStoday at 1:20 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • not sure but i bumped you

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 2:05 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • You don't need a license to sell things on Etsy.

    Answer by tasches at 2:17 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • You only need a license for things like a store front, or an in-home daycare of a certain size, not for Work at home businesses

    Answer by Happymom2-2 at 2:32 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I am going to sell on Etsy as well, and just as the others said, you do not need to have a business license. Good luck to you :)

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 3:21 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • You would only need the license if you want to sell under a business name...or if you'd want to have a Tax ID number or EIN number in order to purchase supplies wholesale.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:23 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • In Chicago, you only need a business license if you rent a commercial space; you do not need one if you operate a business from a residential location

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:26 PM on May. 26, 2011