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According to one survey, 11.5 million US citizens hunted on protected lands in 2016. Hunting remains a popular American pastime, accounting for as much as 10% of all outdoor leisure activity in the country. Pennsylvania is not immune to the hunting bug, counting itself as the state with the greatest density of self-confessed enthusiasts in the country.

Fall is coming, so it’s time to dust off those extra layers and perhaps think about investing in a few new pieces of kit. A quality merino wool base layer is a year-round asset for the discerning hunter but really comes into its own as we head into colder times.Image result for hunting

What you choose to take on the hunt is up to you, but here’s our breakdown of some happy hunting right on your doorstep here in Pennsylvania.

1. Bow Hunt Deer in Philadelphia

This time last year, there was good news for Philadelphia-based bow hunters when the Interior Department approved deer hunting in a wildlife refuge conveniently located within the city limits. The new legislation approved bow hunting for a short period each year on the thousand acre expanse of land adjacent to Philadelphia International.

2. Stalk Black Bears in Tioga County

Situated in northcentral Pennsylvania is Tioga County, which is home to vast swathes of publicly accessible forestry and produced the largest black bear harvest last year. The surrounding Counties of Clinton, Lycoming, Huntingdon and Potter are also productive bear hunting territories, so consider trying your luck there as well.

3. Put an Armstrong County Turkey on the Table this Thanksgiving

Fall turkey hunting is a Pennsylvania pastime with an annual harvest of 15,000 turkeys. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by putting your own turkey on your Thanksgiving table? Bear in mind, fall hunting is more strictly regulated than in the spring. Biologists have identified Armstrong County as a turkey hotspot at this time of year along with portions of Jefferson, Clarion, Venango, Indiana and Butler. However, there are regions of the state that do not permit turkey hunting at this time of year.

4. Sneak Up On a Bobcat in the Northern Forests

Lurking in the Pennsylvania woodlands is an elusive predator rarely seen by most people. This makes the challenge of trapping one all the more inviting. Pennsylvania’s bobcat population is growing by 4-6% year-on-year with up to 80% of the state. Hunting season starts in December, so you may have to be a little patient. But, hunting bobcats is a challenge and it helps to have time to prepare.

5. Bag a Brute in Benezette, Elk County

No prizes for guessing what kind of prey you’ll be hunting here. General Elk season is November 4-9, 2019. Benezette, in the aptly named Elk County is the heart of 3,500 square miles of the gargantuan herbivore’s territory, much of which is also situated in scenic Cameron County. Get your application in early, as the relevant authorities issue a low number of tags relative to the proportion of hunters looking to take down a big elk.

As you can see, Pennsylvania is blessed with a bounty of biodiversity and exciting ecology. Now all that’s left is for you to get out there and explore it.

 

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Philadelphia is an amazing place to live and work. One thing the city lacks, though, is nature. Like most other cities in the U.S., Philly isn’t particularly blessed with a lot of trees, lakes, and wildlife.

 

Fear not, however, as there are plenty of places to escape to across the length and breadth of America that will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors. All you need to do is book a well-deserved vacation from work, and make the effort to go out and enjoy them!

 

Read on to find four of the best states to discover the U.S.’s great outdoors.


1.  Utah

 

As soon as you catch a glimpse of Utah’s natural scenery, you’ll be sure to fall in love with it. The ‘Beehive State’ is home to a number of awe-inspiring National Parks, each of which has its own distinct ecosystems and landscapes. There is Zion and its dramatic mesas, Canyonlands and its ‘Island in the Sky,’ Capitol Reef and its unique rock formations, and there is Bryce Canyon and its sandstone hoodoos. Grand Canyon

 

In order to get the most out of a visit to the latter, Bryce Canyon National Park, you should be sure to book yourself a place on Bryce Canyon ATV Tours. If you do, you’ll be able to cover much more ground than you would do on foot, meaning you’d be able to see more of this stunning outdoor area in less time.


2. Florida Keys

 

If you fancy being able to top up your tan while you enjoy America’s great outdoors, then you should head to Florida Keys. In particular, you should head to its southernmost key, as that is where you are going to find the sun at its hottest. Here, you’ll also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll see tropical islands, and you’ll stumble across jumbled mangroves.


3. North Carolina

 

North Carolina boasts a landscape like none other found in North America. Here, the earth undulates wildly, rising as high as the Appalachian Mountains in the west and falling as low as the Outer Banks on the east coast. In-between these highs and lows, you’ll find dense forests sprawling across the land.

 

One thing is for certain: North Carolina really does have it all.


4. Arizona

 

If shrub-tufted deserts are more your thing, then you should head to Arizona. In particular, you should head to its outback. Here, you’ll find rocky outcrops, deep gorges, and lonely American roads (complete with tumbleweed, to boot).

 

Of course, no visit to enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors would be complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site plummets nearly 5,000 kilometers into the earth, making it one of the world’s most remarkable and most famous natural wonders. If you’re a keen Instagrammer, this is definitely a place that you should visit at least once in your lifetime — the photo opportunities are endless!

 

 Do you feel an urge to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Fortunately, there are plenty of places dotted across the U.S. that will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the great outdoors.


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You’ve finally done it: the moving vans are packed and on their way to your new place, and you’ve got your old life in a suitcase. Moving into a new home is an exciting but overwhelming feeling. With so much potential, but also so much to do, it’s easy to forget what actually needs to be done. Picking out a day to get the paperwork and admin done means you can kick back and relax once you have everything in order.

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Change suppliers

This one requires the most paperwork: devoting some time to switching all of your suppliers is one of the best items to tick off your list first. Create a list and check them off one at a time:

 

 -Gas (if applicable)

 -Electric

 -Water

 -Cable and Internet


Once you’ve written it out, it doesn’t look so long. Getting this completed well in advance means that you won’t be stuck waiting for your Wi-Fi to be connected, or find yourself contacting the water company to inform them that the bill lying on the welcome mat doesn’t belong to you. Therefore, there is no time like the present to get on with it and switch over all of your accounts.


Handy tradespeople

Having handy tradespeople that you can call in an emergency is vital when you’ve moved into a new home. While you’ve hopefully had surveyor round to tick off any potential problems, you don’t know your new place as well as you did with your old abode. You might have missed a leaky tap here and there, or not noticed that broken door knob in one of the bedrooms. Instead of attempting these fixes without any knowledge, hop online and search “handyman near me” to find assistance near your new home. 


Do an inventory of when you arrive 

In fact, to be more specific, make an inventory of everything you have packed into boxes – even if it’s just a rough guide. For instance, you could write down “Red plastic box: full of books.” This means that when you arrive at your new place, you can check off everything as it’s unpacked. This saves you from realizing two months down the line that you’re missing a box full of belongings. It also means that you can notify the moving company sooner rather than later that you have something missing. 


Pack some absolute essentials 

This is useful for just before you move, however, it’s a good idea to get your ducks in a row well before you leave. Before you start putting your life into boxes, be sure to ask yourself: what can I not live without? This suitcase full of essentials should be able to see you through the transitional period in your new home. It should include toiletries, plenty of clothes and a few creature comforts to stop you from feeling completely alienated. 


Forward mail

Many people have experienced the frustration of realizing that a long-awaited letter is sitting in the mailbox of your old home. Thankfully, you can easily do this online. This saves any unwanted hassle or awkward phone conversations with the new residents of your old home. 


As well as sorting out the technical formalities, remember to change your billing address or delivery address on any subscriptions you may have. This may be worth doing on the same day that you change your utilities over. 


Any unwanted items?

Once you’ve completed packing and have organized everything into boxes, you may discover you’re not as attached to some items as you once thought. This is a good opportunity to decide what you do and don’t want to sell. Online selling hosts can be a bit of a slow way to flog any unwanted items, so you may wish to consider a pre-move yard sale. After all, moving is an expensive venture, and so raising some funds from your old knick knacks might not be such a bad idea. 

 

They often say that moving house is one of the most stressful undertakings a person can go through. The reason for this is in part down to the juggling act that takes place in order to transfer your old life into a new home. Arguing with family members, disagreeing over who forgot what and accidental breakages are all part of the parcel. To make life easier, create a list. This way, you at least have one aspect of moving home that you can control: how you organize your time.


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Running a business for the first time can feel incredibly daunting, and everyone feels out of their depths at first. Learning how to become a good business owner takes time, and there are sure to be a few bumps along the way, but if you are committed to succeeding and willing to step out of your comfort zone, then you have every chance of success.

 

It can also be helpful to know a few tips when first starting out, which will help you to quickly develop your base set of skills and develop your confidence from the start. Read on for a few tips.


Build A Good Support Team

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No one can take a company to the top without good support around them - you may be the captain of the ship, but you still need a solid team to succeed. In addition to having skilled and passionate workers, this will also involve having a good support network at home. Many new business owners also find it helpful to have an entrepreneur who can provide guidance and support when first starting out.


Be A Good Leader


Although you need to have a good team around you, it is vital that you are able to lead if you are at the helm. While some people are better leaders naturally than others, you can develop leadership skills which will be vital if you are to find success as a business owner. You can develop these skills by taking classes, attending seminars, reading books, joining online communities, etc.


Make Entrepreneurship A Part Of Your Life


For the most successful business owners, entrepreneurship is a way of life and a key part of their identity. Immerse yourself in the world by reading everything that you can, attending events and joining communities - in addition to furthering your knowledge and helping you to stay current, this can also be a great way to grow your network.


Network Constantly


Leading on from this, it is important that you are always networking when you become a business owner. This can help to increase brand awareness, open up new doors and allow you to find people who could be helpful down the line. Much of today’s networking is carried online, which can be effective. However, do not underestimate the impact that meeting someone face-to-face and shaking their hand can have. 


Embrace New Technology


Technology and business have always been closely intertwined but never more so than today. There have been so many amazing advances in recent times which can help in many different areas of business. A great modern-day business owner will be familiar with the latest technology and know how to implement it into their business operation.


Grow Your Skill Set


Every great entrepreneur has a thirst for knowledge that never stops. Growing your skill set can help you to be a better business owner and increase your abilities. If you were to earn an MBA in accounting from somewhere like https://online.suffolk.edu/programs/mba/accounting, for example, then you could use this knowledge to improve the financial side of your company without the need for hiring a specialist.


Keep Costs Low


Following this, every business owner should regularly assess their business costs and identify ways that savings could be made without impacting quality. This is one of the best ways to maximize profit because it is an area in which you have control (unlike attracting new customers).


Be Bold


You must be bold when you are at the helm, particularly if you are trying to grow the company. This can involve taking risks which means that you need to be comfortable with stepping out of your comfort zone. If risks do not pay off then think about why they didn’t and use it as a learning experience. Although important to be bold and take risks, you must not be cavalier as a business owner and weigh up the pros and cons before making any major decisions. 


Work Hard But Look After Yourself


Many entrepreneurs glamorize working all hours of the day and much harder than anyone else, which can be a dangerous approach to take. While working hard is important and admirable, you must also know how to relax, look after yourself and have a life away from work. This means taking time off, socializing, exercising, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep. This will help you to stay happy, motivated and healthy and able to enjoy both your personal and professional life. Running a business for the first time is daunting, but these tips should help to reduce stress, hit the ground running, and start to develop key skills.

 

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Event: 'Sex and the City' Trivia at Punch Line Philly

Sex and the City Trivia


Hosted by 96.5 TDY’s Michael Bennett at Punch Line Philly


Ticket proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA


Address: 33 E Laurel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Pre-party is from 5-7PM.

 

Trivia starts at 7PM.


We couldn’t help but wonder...are you a Carrie, a Samantha? Maybe you're the logical one and identify most with Miranda, or the traditional gal in the group, like Charlotte.


Whichever goddess you identify with, and whatever reason you love this series that reigns supreme, we want you there, and we want you to bring some friends.


Another reason to go back and binge watch Sex and the City? Um, okay. You have over a month, get to it! We're really, very excited for this one!


Combo ticket includes admission and 1 specialty drink.


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We spend a large proportion of our lives at work, so it is important for our well-being and our health (both physical and mental) to be as happy as possible there. We can’t all find the perfect job – sometimes we need to work to pay the bills, and we might not enjoy it too much, but being happy will help immensely. It could even turn a job we dislike into one that we enjoy.

 

Here are some of the best ways to be happy at work and become a lot happier in life, too.


Choose Positivity

In many cases (although understandably not all) you can choose to be positive. Looking at the bright side of any situation is something we should all try to do – focusing on negative things will only make us feel more negative ourselves, and that will have a big impact on how we look at our work, and even how productive we are doing it.

 

When trying to be positive as much of the time as possible, you need to avoid the negative areas as much as you can. That means staying away from negative people and choosing to spend time with those who are also positive, as this will help you see the good in everything. The more you can be positive, the better and happier you will feel even if you are doing a task that isn’t to your taste.


Have A Hobby

A hobby is something to think about, especially if you don’t enjoy the job you are doing. Having something to look forward to at the end of the day such as a sport, something you collect, an artistic endeavor, or anything else that makes you feel good and happy will make an impact in how you feel.

 

If you don’t have a hobby and therefore nothing to take your mind off work, then perhaps it is time to start one. Thinking about what skills you have and what interests you, and search around for a way to incorporate it into your life. There are groups for all kinds of exciting, interesting things from archaeology to pottery to cycling and everything in between. There is sure to be at least one other person you can find to help you get started.


Be Happy At Home

If you are not happy at home, it will be hard to be truly happy in your job, and vice versa. Everything you do will impact your life, and even if you try to keep everything separate, it will leach over, and you will find that you are sitting at your desk thinking about the argument that you had with a loved one. Or you will be thinking about the fact that you can’t pay your credit card bill, and not focusing on the task at hand. This will make you unproductive, and you will be unhappy. You may even start to resent the work you have to do.

 

It is essential to deal with issues – at home or work – as soon as they arise to prevent them from becoming a distraction and something that makes you miserable all of the time. There are ways to fix every problem. If you can’t pay your bills, look at obtaining a consolidation loan to ease the pressure, and if your credit is poor search Crediful to find out how to fix it. If you are in an unhappy relationship, talk to one another about it, or seek the advice of a therapist. If you don’t like your job, look for another one. It is crucial that you work on being happy no matter what the reason for being unhappy might be.


Work On Career Development

If you want to be happy at work, then it could be that you do need to look for a new job where your skills will be put to better use. If that’s the case, make sure you spend enough time working on your career development. Take charge of your future and ensure that you get the training you need to move forward. This might mean going on a course in the evenings or learning more online, for example. If it is going to help you be happier at work, it is certainly worth doing.


You could stay in the sector you are currently working in, but look to find an employer and business that you prefer. Alternatively, you could start on a new career path. Do your research thoroughly and decide on what is going to work best for you and – importantly – make you happy.


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As the 2018-19 NBA season comes to a close, there are several moments that stand out as major successes for the Philadelphia 76ers. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and co. led them to another 50-plus regular season. The Sixers even broke a record, entering the All-Star Weekend with 37 wins for the first time since the 1984-85 season.

 

On the verge of advancing to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the Sixers’ integration of new players might finally be coming together at the right time. Let’s take a look back at some of the defining moments for the team so far this year.

Sixers Trade for Jimmy Butler - November 12

The Sixers acquired Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler is one of the top 20 NBA players, ranking alongside his teammates Embiid and Simmons. In his time playing for Minnesota, Butler averaged 22.2 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists. Since joining the Sixers, he has averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Game Against Utah Jazz - December 27

Everyone watched with bated breath as the Philadelphia 76ers prepared to play the Utah Jazz. Several months prior, Simmons received the Rookie of the Year Award over Donovan Mitchell, creating some discomfort among Jazz fans. The tension only increased when Simmons was asked which other rookies had caught his attention during the season, and he replied, “None.”

 

Needless to say, there was more than a little heat from the crowd when the Sixers entered the arena on December 27. During pre-game introductions, Jazz fans began booing the Sixers, which continued throughout the game. Despite the negativity, Simmons ended with 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists. The final score : 114-97 Sixers.

 

During an interview on ESPN, Simmons said, “It’s kind of funny. They had a long time to prepare to have good things to say to me, and they were still stuck on Rookie of the Year Stuff. You had that long to prepare and that’s all you have to say?”

 

He continued, “I’m not trying to prove anything to these fans out here. I’m just trying to come here and get a win, and we did. Took care of business.”

 

Simmons has 56.3% field goal success rate, with an average of 16.9 points per game. Mitchell, however, generally scores around 23.8 points per game, with 43.4% field goal average. Compare Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell stats.

Sixers Trade for Tobias Harris - February 6

The Sixers made one last trade before the deadline on February 7, acquiring players Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović and Mike Scott from the LA Clippers. Harris has a 20-point average per game, and he is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. Harris joined Embiid, Simmons, and Butler and JJ Redick as one of the team’s regular starters.

Game Against Boston Celtics - March 20

Spirits were low after Philadelphia experienced three tough losses against their rivals. But the Sixers mounted an exciting comeback, edging the Celtics 118-115. Things got a little heated when Celtics point guard Marcus Smart shoved Joel Embiid, nearly causing a fight between the two players. Smart was ejected from the game immediately following the incident.

 

Embiid’s true moment of fame, however, happened within the last minute of playing time. In the final moments of the game, Embiid made an amazing block against Kyrie Irving, allowing Butler to score in the last five seconds. Commenting on this block, Embiid said, “That is why I am the best defensive player in the league.”

Game 4 - Round One- NBA Playoffs - April 20

With Embiid once again questionable for the game, he not only played, but his final stat line consisted of 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and six blocks in 31 minutes, as the Sixers pulled off arguably their most exciting win of the year against the Nets. Embiid became just the sixth player to ever achieve that line in a playoff game since blocked shot became an official stat.

With Butler taking one for the team by protecting Embiid during a skirmish with Brooklyn’s Jared Dudley, the team soldiered on in what could truly be defined as a character game, coming away with a 112-108 win. The Sixers will be playing tough games against possibly Toronto and Milwaukee as the playoffs progress. Hopefully, we can all look back one day and say this was a key win for this bunch in many ways.  

Joel Embiid’s Performance

Embiid’s regular season average was 27.5 points per game, with more than a four-point increase from his 2017 average. He has also reached an average of 13.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. His stats are especially impressive when considering his recent knee injury. Of course, he’s missed several games throughout the season, causing a lot of doubt among the public regarding his ability to perform effectively in the playoffs. However, it seems his performances (even when not at 100%) are quieting any doubters.

 

While the Sixers appear to be hitting their stride, there’s still a lot of basketball left to be played. What’s arguably just is interesting is how things play out with the Sixers moving forward. Brett Brown is essentially coaching for his job. Will Butler and Harris return? Will Simmons be extended?   

 

For now, it’s a safer bet to just enjoy the ride.

 

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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There's more to Philadelphia than just Philly cheese steaks. It's also become the city for yoga. Whether you're traveling or you live there, there are plenty of yoga studios to check out in Philadelphia. Their yoga studios are perfect for both newbies and yoga aficionados. Each of these studios will help you find your flow and feel centered in the middle of this incredibly busy city.

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Philly Yoga Factory, originally named CPY, originated in 2015. The name change happened after they relocated in Rittenhouse and offered daily yoga classes. Don't be scared off by the steep prices because it's well worth it. This yoga studio has immaculate locker rooms, spacious studios, and upbeat instructors. They have a wide range of classes from Core Power Yoga to Hot Power Fusion. Newbies can enjoy a free week at their studio.

Torc Yoga

This yoga studio located in the Old City is more chill than the Philly Yoga Factory. It's a great studio if you just want to unwind and stretch after a long day. It's not all about relaxation though. There are some classes that have dynamic and high-octane moves.


Not only will you build up your strength, but you'll sweat a lot in these heated classes. The owners have been able to convert non-yogis. There's a class for everyone here. Whether you thrive on sun salutations or you're a yoga lover, the Torc Yoga studio on Second Street will greet you with a Vinyasa that's designed for you.

The Yoga Garden

The Yoga Garden is located in South Street. It offers a wide variety of yoga classes, including Power Yoga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. This studio aims to improve your alignment and awareness so that you will get the most out of your yoga practice. Once you enter the studio, the scent of essential oils and the sound of water flowing will take over.


D Gary Young was the founder of Young Living Essential Oils. These oils are an important part of your yoga practice. Not only do they help you relax, but they also help you focus on your practice. This friendly and non-competitive environment allows you to learn yoga at your own pace.


It's a personalized approach to yoga that doesn't feel intimidating. The instructors take the time to get to know their students. New students are always welcomed at this studio. The Yoga Garden wants you to focus on the little things instead of the athleticism of yoga.

Priya Hot Yoga


Into hot yoga? Then you'll fit right in at this studio. It's the perfect studio for aspiring yogis as their instructors guide you through the entire process. Their studio isn't as hot as others, which is good for those who are nervous about the experience.


They have plenty of themed yoga classes that take place in their classrooms, which look like a work of art. It's a safe place for those who want to learn about the essentials of yoga. Their $40 per month package includes unlimited hot yoga, which is hard to pass up.

Wake Up Yoga

This yoga studio has plenty of locations in Fairmount, South Philly, and Rittenhouse. It's impossible not to find a yoga studio in the Philly area. Wake Up Yoga offers Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in their brightly-lit and clean spaces. These studios are cooler than the others mentioned on this list. You won't sweat during any of their classes. You can even cool down in some of their restorative classes if that's more your speed.

Sanctuary Yoga & Mindfulness

 

This studio teaches you about mindfulness and yoga. This bright studio is hard to miss due to its brightly-lit location in Center Studio. Sanctuary's goal is to promote peace and calm while letting the light into your life. Their classes are affordable, and they offer a wide range of meditation classes and workshops, depending on your experience level.


Dawn Castell is a budding entrepreneur. After graduating with her MBA, she spent a few years working in the CPG industry and a few more working in the business tech industry before she set off to start her own business. She has been consulting with businesses, large and small, on the side ever since.

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Philadelphia, PA is one of the most populated cities in the United States. The city is also the home to many large businesses and is a popular place for business people to travel to. While a business trip is often very full of meetings and professional activities, there are bound to be some downtime. During this time, there are many things that could be a lot of fun to do when you are in Philadelphia.

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Historical Landmark Tour

Philadelphia is one of the oldest and most established cities in the United States. It has been a major part of the country ever since the Revolutionary days. Because of this, there are many meaningful historical landmarks that are scattered throughout the city. When you have some down time, it would make a lot of sense to spend it walking around the city to look at these. Some of the best landmarks include the Liberty Bell and many other options that are scattered throughout Independence Park.


Professional Sports

If you are a sports fan, you will be in luck because Philadelphia is always going to be a great City for going to see live sports. The city is very well known for their passionate fan base and for having some very successful teams. Some of the most popular teams in the city including the Philadelphia Phillies, the Super Bowl champion Eagles, 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers. For those that are fans of college basketball, the Villanova Wildcats play their home games just a few blocks from downtown Philadelphia. Due to the demand for these games, it would be a good idea to have your tickets booked in advance. Otherwise, you could end up paying more for surge prices for those games.


Boating

Another fun activity that a businessman could do when they are in Philadelphia is to go out on the open water. While it is not a coastal city, there are still plenty of lakes and other waterways that are great for boat lovers. When taking a boat out of boat storage, one great place to go to would the Delaware River. When you are on this river, you will have plenty of space to boat around and relax. You could also catch come great views of downtown Philadelphia and western New Jersey.


Restaurant Scene

When you have some time away from meetings and business events, you should also look into going to one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The city is well known for having a wide range of great restaurants, which include steakhouses, seafood, and eclectic restaurants. No matter where you are staying in the city, you will be able to find a great restaurant that can provide you with a delicious and memorable meal. You should also consider going to Geno's, which is well known for their amazing Philly steak sandwiches. These are unique sandwiches that put a combination of chopped steak, onions, and cheese onto a hoagie roll.


Rocky Tour

While many cities have current and former professional athletes to claim as their own, Philadelphia may be unique because their most famous sports hero is fictional. Philadelphia was the home of Rocky Balboa during the "Rocky" film series. Overall, it has been shown in nearly 10 different "Rocky" and "Creed" films over the past 30 years. Today, there are a variety of guided and self-guided tours that you can take that will show you some of the most iconic scenes and filming locations from the movie series. This includes the "Rocky Steps" and the "Rocky Statue," which are some of the most famous landmarks in the entire city.

When you are looking for things to do in Philadelphia, there are plenty of great options to consider. Those that have the spare time should consider doing these activities with coworkers, clients, or by themselves. By participating in these activities, you will get enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer.

 

Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter. 

 

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The economy has had its ups and downs, but millions of Americans are still confident enough to be starting their own companies, according to new data from Babson College. Small businesses are finding it easier to take out loans from local banks among other positive signs.

 

Before you quit your day job hoping to launch the enterprise you’ve always dreamed about owning, however, it would be smarter to first develop the skills you’ll need for your idea to be successful. If you live in Philadelphia, a uniquely abundant number of resources to assist in the small business development process that are available.Top Business Development Resources for Budding Entrepreneurs in Philly


SCORE


Score, a nationwide organization, offers its services to those in the Philly area who are interested in going into business. Its mission is to provide mentoring programs that help in the process of getting new businesses off the ground. SCORE goes well beyond offering workshops and general advice on their website. It links prospective entrepreneurs with mentors who provide real life guidance based on their own experience creating business plans and making them real.


City of Philadelphia Business Services


National and state government agencies are some of the last markets companies consider selling into when getting started. You don’t have to be Lockheed Martin or AT&T, however, to win government contracts. You just have to familiarize yourself with the certification steps that are necessary to do so, which might seem complex, but the City of Philadelphia Business Services is part of the local government, so they’re particularly knowledgeable about what it takes. They also provide extensive assistance with issues such as tax preparation and bidding for state contracts.


Girl Develop It


If you’re a young woman interested in launching a business that’s tech driven, Girl Develop It is ready to assist. It’s nonprofit, so the programs they offer to women looking to hone software and web development skills they weren’t able to in formal school settings, are game changers for many. Students who've completed online degrees may enjoy attending GDI workshops that sell out quickly. They’re affordable, popular and draw women of diverse backgrounds. 163,000 members participate in their programs, not only in Philly but around the U.S. It’s a superb network.


StartupPHL


StartupPHL is an organization run jointly by the local Department of Commerce and a community non profit economic development corporation known as Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). StartupPHL strives to stimulate the tech economy and culture in Philly, so this is where you come when you’re an early stage tech company seeking seed money.


Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia


The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia spreads awareness about green business. It's actually made up of a variety of small companies around the Philly area invested in doing business in a green friendly way. A partnership of organizations already engaging in sustainable business practices that are ecologically responsible and good for the environment, it's got a distinctive mission. Those interested in adopting green policies and practices can benefit from the many programs and resources made available here.


The Women’s Business Development Center


The Women’s Business Development Center first opened in 1995. Women who want to start and run their own businesses will find an array of help here. The center assists both those already operating small ventures of their own as well as those who are just considering the idea. The assistance offered includes everything from workshops led by panels of experts to classes you can participate in online.

 

It takes heart to go out on your own instead of working for someone else because the risks are so much greater. Almost everyone thinks about being their own boss at least once though, so if you’re one of them and a Philadelphian, there have never been more ways to ramp up for that moment.

 

Brett Clawson is a business owner and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience. In his free time, he enjoys writing and learning about emerging business trends.

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