New Guides for Starting Small Businesses in SE PA

Posted on April 05, 2010

Welcoming Center helps immigrants start small businesses

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians has published two guides on starting a small business in Upper Darby and Norristown.

The short, practical guides give aspiring entrepreneurs the information they need to plan and set up a business in two Philadelphia suburbs.

Why start with these two in particular? “Both of these municipalities are strong supporters of small business growth,” says Ginny Daughety, who researched and wrote the guides. “They recognize the importance of fostering new businesses on their aging commercial corridors.” Both towns also have sizeable populations of immigrants.

The guides include the procedures, regulations and licenses that affect any type of business, as well as additional requirements specifically for businesses that sell food.

Click on the links to download How to Open a Small Business in Upper Darby ( and How to Open a Small Business in Norristown (

For information about obtaining print copies, call Katie Henneman at 215-557-2626 or her at

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