Small Business Resources
By contacting my office, you can find assistance with starting or growing your small business. My office can act as a balance of power when dealing with the bureaucratic red-tape of government.

I bring my military and private sector experience with me to Harrisburg and consistently fight to reduce and prioritize spending; reduce taxes and reform state government.

I am multiple-year award winner of the Pennsylvania/National Federation of Independent Business Owners (NFIB-PA) Guardian of Small Business Award, due to my percent pro-small business voting record.

I also regularly visit businesses in the 12th District, so that I can accurately represent the views of business owners and job creators in Harrisburg. If you would like to schedule an appointment for me to visit your business, please contact my district office

For more information about how I can assist you, your employees and your business, please view my Small Business Brochure.

If you are opening a new business in the 12th District, please contact my district office to pick-up your “Starting a New Business Packet” today! 
 
Representative Metcalfe visits with constituent Bernie Elder
 to discuss state-related issues impacting small businesses.
 

Pro-Business Legislation

Here are just a few examples of legislation that I supported that are now law:
 • Elimination of the inheritance “death” tax (Act 52 of 2013) on the assets of family-owned business enterprises transferred upon death to other family members (sibling or lineal descendant)  
 • Tort reform (Act 17 of 2011), which restructures the state’s joint and several liability law by ensuring that defendants found negligent or liable for an injury are responsible for only their share of the damages 
 • Amending the Regulatory Review Act (Act 76 of 2012) to ensure that the small business community has input about proposed regulations and their impact on small employers  
   
Other Small Business Resources

PA Biz Online – This website is an entrepreneurs’ one-stop access to business information. Entrepreneurs can find out how to start a business, learn how Pennsylvania can help them grow, find the right forms and electronically register a business.

The Small Business Champion Networkoffers free, practical advice and assistance to individuals interested in starting a business, while helping existing companies grow and prosper.

Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) A statewide network of partners designed to work in concert to deliver vital business assistance services across 10 regions of the commonwealth. Butler County is in the Southwest PREP region.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel - The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is an organization dedicated to helping the IRS address important taxpayer issues and improve customer satisfaction.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, Duquesne University

United States Small Business Administration, Pittsburgh District Office