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State Senator Lisa M. Boscola - Your Voice in Harrisburg

Helpful Information for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Small businesses & entrepreneurs who take risks & invest locally help form the foundation of our business communities and help the local economy flourish!

Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop — a go-to resource for planning, registering, operating, and growing a business in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop team — and its website — now serves as the first point of contact for entrepreneurs, connecting and guiding businesses through all stages of development — from planning and startup to operation and expansion. 

Some areas of expertise available through contacting the PA Business One-Stop Shop include, but are not limited to:

  • Naming a business
  • Registering a business
  • Act 32 and Local Earned Income Tax withholding
  • Unemployment Compensation (UC) tax
  • Diverse business resources

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop, visit

Locally, in the Lehigh Valley, another go-to place for assistance with embarking on a business venture is the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which provides consulting services & fantastic educational programs around our communities to assist our local entrepreneurs.  The consultants at the SBDC provide one-on-one assistance in testing new business propositions, shaping new business plans, or even investigating funding issues and setbacks. 

Please consider my office a resource for you whenever you may have any questions or concerns.  I completely understand that these regulations can be confusing at times. My office strives to help reduce the red tape that frustrates business owners and citizens.

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Offices of State Senator Lisa M. Boscola

One East Broad Street
Suite 120
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 868-8667
Fax: (610) 861-2184
Toll-free: 1-877-535-1818
West Catasauqua Prof.
Office Building
2123 N. 1st Ave | Suite A-4
Whitehall, PA 18052
(610) 266-2117
Fax: (610) 266-2169
1701 Washington Blvd.
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 250-5627
(610) 250-5629
Fax: (610) 250-1889
458 Main Capitol Building
Senate Box 203018
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3018
(717) 787-4236
Fax: (717) 783-1257
Senate of PA:
1-800-364-158 (TTY)
Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop Lehigh University Small Business Development Center