My dad and I are considering starting a catering business. It would likely be off site in the begining, until we get the money to either rent or buy a kitchen space. I've been researching in to it a lot. My dad has about 30 years experiance in the food industry and we both have worked parties and country clubs in the past. So, I basically know what we are getting in to. What I want to know is, do we have to have a business liscence in the very begining? If so, how do I go about it? We are near the hickory/Morganton/Lenoir/Blowing Rock areas of North Carolina. Any help would be apprechiated.