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Date Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Wilmington’s small business scene expanded Wednesday as Buccini/Pollin Group and Baltimore’s Seawall Development held a ribbon cutting for their DE.CO food hall. Located on the first floor of the DuPont Building at 10th and Orange streets, DE.CO features the DECO Bar and eight restaurant stalls, including a Pop-Up space that will be home to different chefs on a short-term basis. Customers […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Small business owners could do more to prepare for retirement. That’s the takeaway from two surveys of small business owners. A survey of 1,960 small business owners by online small business website Manta found that more than one-third (34 percent) said they don’t have a retirement savings plan. The most common reasons were: “I don’t make enough […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, April 11th, 2019

A recent article in Inc. magazine by editor-at-large Maria Aspan asks a crucial question for small business owners: how much money do you need to launch a business? The amount today is probably a lot less than the $31,500 average noted in a 2009 report published by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, says Aspan, the author of […]


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Date Posted: Monday, April 8th, 2019

You’ve learned so many valuable skills in the military. Why not put them to work in starting your own business? Delaware, home to Dover Air Force Base, is a great place for veterans looking to start a business. The state ranks 11th as a best state for veterans to live, according to an August 2018 analysis by SmartAsset. […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

One question small business owners often face is where they should open their business. Should they open in one town, or the town next door? In making that decision, business owners may want to find out as much they can about the market in a particular city or town. For example, how many people (potential […]


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Date Posted: Monday, April 1st, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Small Business Awards. The winners will be celebrated on May 9 at an event at DuPont Country Club. Small Business Person of the Year: Donald Chupp, Fireside Partners Inc., Dover Entrepreneurial Success Award: Frank Montisano, Excel Business Systems, Newark Minority-Owned Business of the Year: Patricia […]


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Date Posted: Friday, March 29th, 2019

Delaware Innovation Space, a public-private partnership that runs an incubator and accelerator for science companies at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, is starting a program to provide funding to early-stage companies. The First Fund Program will invest up to $75,000 in Delaware Innovation Space tenants that are less than three years old, have raised less than $500,000 […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 28th, 2019

If you’re a Delaware small business in search of capital, you’ll be happy to know that Delaware ranks among the best in the U.S. when it comes to business financing, according to a new report. Delaware businesses received the most financing from lenders and paid the lowest average annual percentage rate (APR), according to Fundera, […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 28th, 2019

There’s some Delaware small business flavor among the U.S.’s fastest growing craft breweries. Big Oyster Brewery in Lewes comes in at No. 2 on the Brewers Association’s list of fastest growing small and independent craft brewers, released this week. The 50 breweries on the list produced a total of 170,000 barrels in 2018, up from […]


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Date Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2019

Think innovation, think Delaware. The state is one of the most innovative in the U.S., a new report from WalletHub, a financial services website, says, ranking Delaware No. 9 overall among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Delaware’s ranking puts it ahead of neighboring New Jersey (No. 12) and Pennsylvania (No. 29). The report considered […]


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