Promoting a free market in the Greater Hazleton Area
and go into different avenues. So we do nails, we do make-up,
we do everything. We’re a full service salon.
HABC: We’ve talked about a number of aspects
of your business – your education, your clientele,
what it takes to keep going in business. All these
things are part of what could be broadly called a
“free market.” What does that phrase – “the free
market” mean to you?
Donna Delehanty: If you would have asked me that question
ten years ago, I would have been a lot more optimistic. Of
course I believe in the free market. I have been able to own my
own business for several years, build it, grow it, live it, and live
off it. I think the free market now has a lot of stumbling blocks
compared to when I started my business; the market was open
to more individuals. The market is not that way now. I think a
free market is open to ideas. Everything costs and today those
costs are so great that even if you have a spectacular idea the
costs can really inhibit. There is such great overhead – health
insurance, permits, taxes. If these things aren’t realized than
you won’t even be able to begin.
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