Wolf Administration Hosts Demonstration of PA Business One-Stop Shop, Highlighting Governor’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Finance Carol Kilko was joined by Harrisburg-area entrepreneur Amma Johnson, founder of the AMMA JO brand, to demonstrate Governor Wolf’s new PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business.

“It’s vital for the commonwealth to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools they need to grow and thrive. That was the goal behind Governor Wolf’s PA Business One-Stop Shop initiative.” Kilko said. “When we empower our entrepreneurs by cutting through red tape and giving them access to the information they need to start and run a business, we’re helping them not just successfully open a business, but to grow and create jobs as well.”

To address identified areas of need for entrepreneurs and small business owners across the commonwealth, Kilko demonstrated the PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool to assist potential business owners with planning a business, registration and permitting, hiring employees, and funding and technical assistance. For entrepreneurs looking to start a business, the PA Business One-Stop Shop consolidates information from many agencies into one easy-to-use website. It is intended to take the guesswork out of many business operations and procedures, and serves as an equalizer for any who want to start and run a business in Pennsylvania.

“It’s great to have a resource like the PA Business One-Stop Shop available to entrepreneurs,” said Amma Johnson. “It is very difficult to navigate through getting to all the right resources and the one-stop-shop is a great way to support startups. Anything that is going to save us time and put the right information at our fingertips is incredibly useful.”

In addition to the website, aspiring entrepreneurs or current business owners can also call a phone number, (833)722-6778, to connect to a team of dedicated business consultants and subject matter experts who can answer questions. Together, the website and team of experts will help guide and support businesses through all stages of development from planning and startup to operation and expansion.

The PA Business One-Stop Shop can be found at business.pa.gov. For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to helping businesses grow and thrive, visit the DCED website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube .

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