Definition: Support organizations (including accelerators and incubators, economic development organizations and networking groups) and specialty resources, such as sector-specific business support groups.
Recommendations for NWPA’s Ecosystem: “Collaboration among Resource Providers is relatively low and informal. There is no entity that organizes ecosystem activities or ensures collaboration. Entrepreneurs find it difficult to navigate the ecosystem and resources are not well-publicized. Many Resource Providers offer general business support rather than industry or technology-specific expertise.”
Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop
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The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is the go-to resource for planning, registering, operating, and growing a business in Pennsylvania.
Serving as the first point of contact for Pennsylvania business development concerns, the Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop connects and guides businesses through all stages of development — from planning and startup to operating and expanding. Whether seeking information about registering a business, Act 32 and Local Earned Income Tax withholding, Unemployment Compensation (UC) tax, diverse business resources, and more, the Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop can help provide answers to business-related questions.
With an easy-to-navigate website and backed by a team of business consultants and subject matter experts, entrepreneurs and small businesses have access to the resources, tools, and experience to help them dream big, plan for the future, and achieve their goals.
To learn more about the Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop, visit business.pa.gov.
How can I get connected?
Erie’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is expanding. There are a number of ways to get connected:
- Sign up for our Newsletter highlighting entrepreneurs, local support opportunities, and ecosystem news.
- Reach out to us or another resource provider at the links provided to the right.
- See the full list of events below and attend!
- Watch your peers share their perspective as Erie Entrepreneurs.