February Update: Main Street Entrepreneurs

Three items to be aware of in upcoming legislation that could impact your small business.

HR 320 Republican Main Street Entrepreneurship Initiative,


#1 Commonwealth Entrepreneurship Week

#2 Waiver of business filing fees to provide relief for first-time entrepreneurs during the business formation process through the Dept of State.

#3 Grants and loans from Commonwealth

#4 set-aside within the Commonwealth’s procurement process for entrepreneurs

#5 creates new business ombudsman in the Dept of Community and Economic Development

#6 bolsters entrepreneurship education for post-secondary students

#7 provides for fair protections for entrepreneur’s homes and assest in the Commonwealth

SB 1082-would prevent contractors or employers from applying for state contracts or grants until they are removed from the Non-Compliance List.

Meeting CANCELLED! HB 1869 This legislation will require the Department of Health to create a food allergy awareness program with associated materials and for restaurants to designate a manager with knowledge of food allergies and according preparation.

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