Governor Signs Executive Order Making it Easier for Small Businesses to Compete for State Contracts
On September 5, Governor Shapiro signed Executive Order 2023-18 to increase opportunities for small and small diverse businesses to compete for state contracts, make the Commonwealth procurement process more accessible, and take actionable steps to help small businesses and small diverse businesses grow, succeed, and create good-paying jobs.
“The small business community applauds Governor Shapiro’s executive order making it easier for Pennsylvania’s small businesses to procure state contracts. We look forward to working with the Administration on this and other important policies which support Pennsylvania’s small businesses,” said NFIB State Director Greg Moreland.
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NFIB Pushes Back Against Government Mandating How a Small Business Takes Payment
NFIB PA State Director Greg Moreland was recently asked to comment on a legislative proposal requiring businesses to accept cash payments for transactions.
Moreland focused on reminding lawmakers that, “small Businesses should not be subject to additional government mandates and should instead have the flexibility to make business decisions for their business.” “Limiting transactions to cashless payments may simplify bookkeeping for businesses and could save employees time now spent balancing register drawers and making bank deposits. Plus, he said it makes their businesses a less likely victim of employee theft or target for robberies. If you don’t have cash on hand that makes you less likely to become a victim of one of these crimes,” he said. “It’s a tough environment for small business to operate and this is one of the many tactics that some are taking to protect themselves.”
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