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Governor Wolf Applauds Legislature for Cementing His Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop into Statute

first_imgGovernor Wolf Applauds Legislature for Cementing His Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop into Statute SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 18, 2018center_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf applauded the legislature for the passage of House Bill 1284, which codifies into statute the governor’s PA Business One-Stop Shop initiative designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business.“As a former business owner, I know that for too long the processes and procedures for starting and running a business were a barrier to entry for so many entrepreneurs across the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “I’m proud that my PA Business One-Stop Shop has successfully eased that burden on entrepreneurs. I applaud the legislature for recognizing that success and cementing the one-stop shop into statute.”The PA Business One-Stop Shop was developed to address identified areas of need for entrepreneurs and small business owners across the commonwealth and assists with planning a business, registration and permitting, hiring employees, and funding and technical assistance. 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.Governor Wolf initially proposed the PA Business One-Stop Shop in his budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year, and officially launched the program one year later during his 2018-2019 budget address in February 2018. The One-Stop Shop has quickly built momentum since launch, generating more than 71,000 unique visits to the website and receiving critical buy-in and support from partners across the commonwealth like Small Business Development Centers. When Governor Wolf signs HB1284 into law, it will cement the PA Business One-Stop Shop into statute and secure its future.In addition to the PA Business One-Stop Shop 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.last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving pledges $1.5M to support WNBA players opting out of 2020 season

first_img“In these conversations, I have learned about the challenges and opportunities of their decisions and how it will impact their lives, family, and overall wellbeing.”This platform was created to provide support for all WNBA players in hopes to relieve some of the financial strain imposed during these challenging times.”Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions.” The season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, with health and safety concerns persisting, while the Black Lives Matter movement has come to the fore in the intervening period following the death of George Floyd in police custody.Those players who are continuing protested during the national anthem as the games restarted, and the name of Breonna Taylor – a black woman shot by police officers – was displayed on jerseys.But Brooklyn Nets point guard Irving does not want those on a comparatively modest wage to suffer if they decide they do not want to play.Teaming up with Natasha Cloud – who has opted out – and Jewell Loyd, the former NBA champion launched the KAI Empowerment Initiative on Monday.Affected WNBA players can apply online for support.https://t.co/RtuVJBJcxR— Natasha Cloud (@T_Cloud4) July 18, 2020Irving said in a statement: “With the help of Natasha Cloud and Jewell Loyd, I have connected with several WNBA players who have decided to play and those who have decided not to play. Kyrie Irving has committed $1.5 million to help pay WNBA players who have opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic or social justice movements.The latest WNBA campaign belatedly got under way behind closed doors on Saturday, but some stars have decided to sit out this year.last_img read more