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Whether an soap online, home, store, concession stand or a mobile cart, you will need to first select among sole owner/proprietor, partnership, LLC or corporation, all of which also require a General Business License (not a specific license to your type of business) as well.

If your trade name is a business name other than your full personal legal name, you will need to file a 

For instance, your name is John Doe, and you do business as Best 
 soap  By John, the name must be registered with a DBA Biz Name because it is not your full legal name.

Also, note that whatever item that you sell or lease and it is an item that can be touched (i.e., tangible such as equipment, toys, merchandise, electronics, prepared food) requires a state sales tax ID ( 
Sellers Permit ) to either buy or sell the items or  soap products wholesale and or sell them retail. If you are hiring workers anytime soon, you will need aFederal EIN and a State EIN (employer identification number).

Other instances that you will need a federal tax ID are: if you are a partnership, an independent contractor, and a corporation or an

You can also obtain a federal tax ID as a sole proprietor and use it as a business tax ID in the place of a social security number.

However, you will still need other 
 soap  registrations, such as licenses, an assumed business name DBA, and tax IDs as described above.

Finally, even one person, 
 soap  sole owner/proprietors working from home or just online can form a LLC or incorporate, in which case, they will not need to file a DBA.

I would like to start a soap business i am just getting started making soap and want to do everything legal i am not sure what all i need to obtain I was reading I did not notice you.

I'm looking to open a handmade soap business in San Francisco ca Any regulation about selling soap in store? i want a license for home made skin product to start a home based business making and selling soap what type of licensure should I have? 

Do I need a business license to see hand made soap in Louisiana? can i make my own soap in an aprtment? :D Hi what are the licenses or permits required to operate a homemade soap business? 

ok i see. what is the difference between an llc and DBA and how much to file? ok let me check then ill make a decision Whoops didn't know u were online. I am planning on opening a handmade soap buisness and looking into licenses. i see pricing question... 

if i choose New York for the llc can i still have a site to sell else where? i know the license if for my state - but if it said NY and i have a website, is ok to sell to someone in florida.

I'm here but was just curious as to what was needed in SC for selling soap couldn't I use my ssn instead of EIN? Im looking to find out which license would be better for me im trying to start a body scrub company.
I will be selling soap so what do I nee i need a business licences i have an ein num already Hi I applied for my llc and ein and I'm confused at what else I need I need a business license I'm making and selling handcrafted soap I need more info on state law im selling homemade soaps. What do I have to do to legally sell my soaps? I'm a soap and lotion maker, unemployed (one car family) and am thinking of selling from my house in Madison heights. Whats required and is it expensive?
I sell candles, sugar scrubs and bath productsI sell candles, sugar scrubs and bath products I am in adams co. Pa. I will be selling at a farmers market. My llc has been filed. No employees. Selling bath and body products, all made by myself. What types of permits, tax ids do i need? Hello, I am thinking of selling bath bombs out of my home and online soon, what buisness licences do I need? I am already an Inc. I am looking for laws regarding homemade bath products. Do I need to register with FDA or what do I need to include on he label. Am I in the right place for this type of information? I know...I already have all that. I just need to know what needs to be on the label
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I make homemade soap from home as a hobby.I have no website.I would like to sell to friends who want to buy and flea markets and sometimes craft shows in Virginia.
A: Here is What Licenses you need to start and make homemade soap from home as a hobby..
1. A business license,
2. A seller's permit,
3. An LLC, DBA, or S Corp. Certificate and the Corp. Bylaws
4. An EIN
5. A State EIN if you will hire employees.

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