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By

Harshil Patel

Succession Planning

For many business owners, their company is a legacy that they want to continue long after they've exited the business

Exit Strategies

Depending on your business structure and the circumstances surrounding the change, closing, selling or transferring a business can take from weeks to years.

Child Care Facility License

The City of Philadelphia regulates childcare facilities for zoning, building, health and fire code compliance. If you are planning to operate such a facility, you will need to know what type of child care/use group you intend to apply for in order to fill out the appropriate documentation.

Use & Occupancy Tax

The Business Use and Occupancy Tax is a levy on the business, trade or other commercial use and occupancy of real estate located in Philadelphia.

Mechanical Amusement Tax

Any machine or device for amusement or entertainment which is operated by the insertion of a coin or token representing such coin, but excluding any machine or device which is operated by a sound production licensee.

Liquor Tax

Every sale at retail of wine, liquor or malt and brewed beverages by any hotel, restaurant, club or other person holding a license or permit issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to sell or dispense liquor, wine or malt and brewed beverages is subject to this tax.

Temporary Food License

Any person operation a food establishment for a one day OR one event is required to obtain a “Food Establishment, Retail Non-Permanent Location (NPL) Temporary” license. This license is usually related to events such as Super Sunday, carnivals, restaurant festivals, etc.

A Guide to Special Events with Food Vendors

Special Events are organized gatherings usually taking place out of doors. These activities include but are not limited to farmer’s markets, festivals, block parties, and street fairs. Both event organizers and event vendors must obtain permits and/or licenses to be in compliance with city regulations.

Starting Your Food-related Business

If you serve, sell or prepare foods or beverages you will need to read this guide carefully to ensure compliance with all local regulations.

Scales License

This license is required to maintain a weights and measures device for commercial purposes or use an electronic scanner or similar automated device to ascertain the price of an item presented for checkout.