Stories tagged: "small businesses"


A sign indicates an empty storefront among is available along East Carson Street in the Southside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Shapiro Creates New Office to Spur the State’s Economic Growth, Keeping Another Campaign Promise

Governor Josh Shapiro is keeping a promise he made to businesses across the commonwealth by creating a new office to streamline permit processes and expedite reviews and key incentive programs.

Long Play Café
6 Pennsylvania Used Record Stores to Shop on Black Friday (or Small Business Saturday)

Black Friday is also Record Store Day, one of two days a year when new albums are released in limited numbers to record stores that participate.

A small business in Pennsylvania.
Millions in American Rescue Plan Funding Heading to Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses

Over $10 billion in funding will be distributed to nine states through the State Small Business Credit Initiative and Pennsylvania is set to get the largest amount of money.

Emily Leone Honhart pictured at her shop Wandering Spirits in in Ligonier, Westmoreland County. (Courtesy Emily Leone Honhart)
A Bonfire Bitch-Fest Turned a Pennsylvania Woman Into an Independent Liquor Store Owner

After complaining about the lack of Pennsylvania-brewed liquor options offered at state stores, Emily Leone Honhart set out to change things and emerged from her pandemic bubble as an independent liquor store owner.

Elaine Pivinski (Courtesy Franklin Hill Vineyards)
Meet the OG of Pennsylvania’s Women-Owned Wineries

Elaine Pivinski started Franklin Hill Vineyards with one row of grapes in 1976. Today, the operation includes a winery, a distillery, and three retail shops.

NEPA’rogi owners Frank Marcinkowski and Lauren Gorney, in front of their Luzerne County shop. (Courtesy of Lauren Gorney)
Young Business Owners Bring New Flavor to Old Tradition

On National Pierogi Day, Lauren Gorney tells us about her family’s new pierogi business in Luzerne County.

Child care
These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."