Many important decisions must be made before an entrepreneur can start a successful business.  An entrepreneur must develop a business plan, determine the business structure, obtain financial resources, and explore legal and accounting considerations, just to name a few. 
Gathering data from many sources can be important to the success of a business.  Advice can be obtained from both Commonwealth agencies and the private sector. The Pennsylvania Open for Business website is an aid to assist entrepreneurs, and is not intended as a replacement for professional consultation with qualified practitioners.

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