A business category includes a grouping of business types that are similar in nature.  The categories have similar licenses, permits and/or registrations required to open the business.  You can browse the available categories below.

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  • Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Sweepstakes and the Florida Lottery
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    This industry comprises businesses primarily engaged in operating gambling enterprises, such as pari-mutuel wagering facilities, slots, cardrooms, sweepstakes, game promotions and lottery.

    Business types included in this category:

    • Gambling Industries
  • Performing Arts, Promoters and Talent Agents
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    This industry comprises businesses primarily engaged in producing or promoting live presentations involving the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, and other performing artists. It also includes agents and managers primarily engaged in representing and/or managing creative and performing artists, entertainers, and other public figures.

    Business types included in this category:

    • Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
    • Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
    • Performing Arts Companies
    • Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
  • Physicians, Dentists, Hospitals, and Other Practitioner Offices
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    This category includes businesses providing health care and social assistance. The services provided by businesses in this category are delivered by trained professionals. All industries in the category share the labor inputs of health practitioners or social workers with the requisite expertise. This category includes hospitals and health care clinics, and the business establishments of health practitioners such as doctors, dentists, marriage and family therapists, opticians, optometrists, orthotists, electrologists, dieticians, nutritionists, prosthetists and psychologists.

    Business types included in this category:

    • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
    • Individual and Family Services
    • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Offices of Dentists
    • Offices of Other Health Practitioners
    • Offices of Physicians
    • Outpatient Care Centers
    • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
  • Publishing, Movies, Television, Radio, Data and Communications
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    This industry includes businesses that create information into a commodity. This includes production and distribution, transmission, data or communications; and those business that process data. It includes: (1) newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishing; (2) software publishing; (3) motion picture and video industries; (4) sound recording; (5) radio, television, cable and subscription broadcasting; (6) wired, wireless, satellite and other telecommunications; (7) data processing, hosting and related services; and (8) other information services.

    Business types included in this category:

    • Cable and Other Subscription Programming
    • Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services
    • Motion Picture and Video Industries
    • Newspaper, Periodical, Book and Directory Publishers
    • Other Information Services
    • Other Telecommunications
    • Radio and Television Broadcasting
    • Satellite Telecommunications
    • Software Publishers
    • Sound Recording Industries
    • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
    • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)





  • Utilities: Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Sewage and Other Systems
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    This industry includes businesses engaged in the provision of utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. Businesses that support activities for these utilities are also included in this business category.

    Business types included in this category:

    • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    • Natural Gas Distribution
    • Water, Sewage and Other Systems