Small Business

How Philadelphia Businesses are Preparing for the DNC, Protests

July 26, 2016

Based on what was experienced at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia expects 50,000 visitors, jam-packed hotels and many political protests during this year’s DNC. Major events like the Olympics or a national political convention like this promise heightened excitement for the host city—from increased visitation to guaranteed media attention. However, uncertainty arises when considering the economic impacts of the convention from its start on Monday to its end on Thursday.

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The State of Small Business: Pennsylvania

May 26, 2016

As part of our yearlong project “The State of Small Business,” Business News Daily plans to report on the small business environment in every state in America. In this installment, we asked a few of Pennsylvania’s roughly 1 million small business owners about the challenges and opportunities of operating in their state. Here’s what they had to say.

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The Wall Between Presidential Candidates & Small Business

March 31, 2016

I recently attended a luncheon at The Union League of Philadelphia as part of The Committee To Unleash Prosperity featuring hosts Dr. Arthur Laffer, Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow and Steve Moore. Among the bipartisan audience was Pennsylvania’s Republican leader Bob Asher and George Norcross, Democratic Party leader in New Jersey.

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