Jump start your local business with a liquor license
As one of the most visited regions in the United States, Florida has a huge number of local hospitality businesses, such as restaurants, bars and cafes, which have two implications for aspiring entrepreneurs. On the one hand, this means that you will have a huge clientele if you plan to open a business, because you are in a region where hospitality establishments prosper. On the other hand, you will be faced with a lot of competition and you will need to be fast and effective if you want to gain an advantage over your competitors. One of the best things you could do is get the Florida liquor license as quickly as possible. It’s very hard to maintain profitability without a beer and wine license, so you have to move fast and avoid tedious formalities. Here’s how you can jump start the process and save money.
Transfer a license from another company
Liquor regulations are very strict in Florida and in the United States in general: authorities can only issue a limited number of licenses, their number being calculated based on the number of people living in Florida. Unless the county experiences an increase of population, no additional licenses will be issued. With that in mind, it’s almost impossible to buy a new license in the traditional manner. Leaving aside the fact that there might not be any available, you will have to wait for months until the process is over, which does not benefit your establishment in any way. One way of speeding things up is to work with a brokerage firm and buy the license from another business that wants to sell it, either because they’re closing down or because they want to change their profile. This reduces the waiting time dramatically and allows you to move faster.
Know what type of license you need
There are three main type of licenses: Beer & Wine, SRX and Full Quota, each suited for different business requirements. You will have to buy one depending on the type of liquor you plan on selling/serving and the manner in which you want to serve it. Moreover, you will have to meet certain criteria beforehand. To make sure you are not wasting time and money, make sure you get professional consultation. Each Florida county has its rules and regulations, but you can avoid wasting time in the offices of local authorities by collaborating with a brokerage firm that can help with paperwork and other formalities.