Body Contouring Business Resources

Below, you'll find links on how to obtain your Business License depending on the State you're in.

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Alabama - AtlasAlabama.gov.

Alaska - Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.

Arizona - Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Department of Revenue.

Arkansas - Ark.gov Owning a Business 

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California - CalGold website.

Colorado - Colorado’s Office of Economic Development, Colorado’s official state tools for businesses.

Connecticut - The Connecticut Secretary of State’s New Business Tool, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s Business Licenses, Registrations, and Tools.

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Delaware -  Delaware.gov’s OneStop for New Businesses page.

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Florida - Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

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Georgia - georgia.org, Georgia Secretary of State’s website.

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Hawaii - Hawaii.gov’s Business Express and Hawaii’s Department of Commerce’s Professional and Vocational Licensing.

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Idaho - Idaho.gov’s State and Federal Resources for Business. 

Illinois - Illinois.gov 

Indiana - inbiz.in.gov/start-business

Iowa - Iowa Business License Information Center. 

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Kansas - Kansas.gov Business License website.

Kentucky -  Kentucky one-stop business resource website.

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Louisiana - Louisiana Secretary of State. 

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Maine - GoMaine.gov website.

Maryland - Maryland’s official one-stop website. 

Massachusetts - Massachusetts official website. See: mass.gov/topics/business-licenses-permits

Michigan - State License Search on Michigan’s, michigan.gov/som/business.

Minnesota - mn.gov/deed/business/starting-business. And use the official Minnesota online business license tool.

Mississippi - sos.ms.gov/business-services-regulation

Missouri - Missouri’s Secretary of State. 

Montana -  svc.mt.gov/dor/eStopPortal. Check out the Montana Secretary of State's website. 

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Nebraska - official state of Nebraska website.

Nevada - Nevada Secretary of State.

New Hampshire - Official New Hampshire government site. And check out Licensing FAQs at revenue.nh.gov/faq/new-business-tax

New Jersey - Visit the business section of NJ.gov. See business.nj.gov

New Mexico - Check the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department website newmexico.gov/business/Starting_A_Business

New York - Official New York government website.

North Carolina - Official North Carolina website.

North Dakota - nd.gov/businessreg/license

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Ohio -https://clients.ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/DocumentMaster.aspx?doc=2462. Check out the Licensing and Permits page of the Ohio.gov website.

Oklahoma - Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Oregon - Study the Oregon Secretary of State website, starting a business section.

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Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Department of State Licensing Division for information.

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Rhode Island - sos.ri.gov

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South Carolina - South Carolina’s website. To learn about starting and operating a business at South Carolina Business One Stop.

South Dakota - South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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Tennessee - Want to start a Body Contouring Business in Tennessee? Check out the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s registration and licensing page.

Texas - Do you want to open a Body Contouring Business in Texas? Review the Texas eBook on Business Licenses and Permits.

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Utah - Planning to start a Body Contouring Business in Utah? Visit Utah’s One-Stop Business page.

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Vermont - Is Vermont the state where you plan to open your Body Contouring Business? Take a look at the Vermont Secretary of State business services division website.

Virginia - Getting ready for a new Body Contouring Business in Virginia? Learn how to start a business in Virginia. Visit virginia.gov/state-government/business/. Get in-depth information about licensure requirements by visiting virginia.gov/services/licenses/financial-and-business/

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Washington - Washington State Department of Licensing. And take a look at Washington’s Department of Revenue. 

Washington DC - Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. To find out how to apply for your license, visit the DC Business Center.

West Virginia - West Virginia Online Business Portal.

Wisconsin - Wisconsin Licensure Requirements.

Wyoming - Wyoming Secretary of State website for business information.  Wyoming Business Council website for additional resources and support.

 

Do I need a license to perform Body Sculpting?

In many states, a state license is not required to perform non-invasive body sculpting treatments. However, it's essential to note that regulations vary, and some states do have specific requirements.

  • Colorado (CO): Colorado residents must hold a Cosmetologist or Esthetician license or be a licensed medical professional. More information can be found here.

  • Nevada (NV): Check licensing services here. Refer to Nevada legislation SB291 for detailed information.

  • Washington (WA): Individuals offering services related to cosmetology, hair design, barber, manicurist, esthetician, or master esthetician in Washington must be licensed by the Department of Licensing (DOL). More info can be found here.

  • Oregon (OR): Advanced estheticians are required in Oregon; details can be found here.

  • Utah (UT): Refer to Utah legislation here and apply for a license here.

  • Virginia (VA): Access Virginia regulations here and information on getting licensed here.

  • Washington DC: To earn licensure as an esthetician in Washington DC, completion of a 600-hour esthetics program through a licensed school is required. Review regulations here and find an esthetician school here.

  • Florida: Performing radio frequency and cavitation in Florida requires a "license to touch." Additional information can be found here.

In most other states, the procedure can be performed by various professionals, including Nurses, Physician Assistants, Estheticians, and Medical Assistants, with proper training from accredited companies. It's crucial to check your state regulations, as this information serves as a general resource.

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