Small business owners and leaders in and around the Steel City are invited to attend a free event Thursday, November 15th from 12:00 PM -1:00 PM at the Royal Bank America building (808 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville). Local CPA Dave Ashworth will present useful and valuable ideas about utilizing QuickBooks for your accounting needs. This complimentary lunch event should prove to be of importance to small business owners in this lively interactive session designed to provide attendees with actionable information. Hosted by Royal Bank America and Wealthmark Financial Services, this event serves as a continuation to a larger Small Business Series with events to be held throughout the winter on a variety of topics of interest to business owners.This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be offered and attendees can RSVP by calling 610.933.1195.
Over the next couple of months, three local businesses will be closing their doors. On Saturday, February 16th, Polka Dots will be closing their store at 246 Bridge Street. The shop, a women's clothing boutique, opened nearly two and a half years ago but has recently found business slow. --- Originally, (owner Susan) Randels said that the store was doing well, but that the momentum could not keep up. "The things that sold in Paoli didn't sell in Phoenixville," she said, adding that some customers thought that the store was too expensive or the sizing did not go high enough (size 12 being the highest size sold). "We tried everything." Randels also said that parking was an issue for many of her customers who could either not find spaces or did not feel safe parking behind the store. --- Polka Dots remains open until the 16th, with hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 610-935-5914. Clothing and s