NYC: A regulation wonderland, a small business nightmare

As a lifelong Philadelphian, I’ve never had much sympathy for the plight of New Yorkers, particularly Mets fans. But that’s all changing. I feel pretty bad for people trying to run a small business in that town. Believe me, Philadelphia has its challenges, but for small operators in the Big Apple, it’s a much tougher life.

Of course, businesses in New York City have a much larger pool of potential customers, but they’ve also got a lot of competition as well as higher taxes and rents. Yet, that’s not even the worst of it. The real challenge to New York City business owners is their own local and state governments.

Read more of this Hill article by Gene Marks by clicking here.