Small Business Resources
Licenses and Permits
Specialized Small Business Center Resources
- Steps to Starting a Business in Memphis & Shelby County 
This publication, compiled by the Shelby County Clerk’s office, provides potential business owners with a list of the local government agencies they may have to contact to set up a new business.
- TN Department of Commerce & Insurance – Regulatory Boards 
This website provides information on how to acquire and maintain a professional license. From accountants and hairdressers to private detectives and real estate appraisers, this website will outline the necessary steps and forms for those professions required to be licensed to do business in Tennessee.