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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

The following press release was issued by the US Small Business Administration. U.S. SBA Delaware Office to Host Twice-Per-Week Zoom Sessions Outlining the Re-Opened Paycheck Protection Program Open-to-the-Public Zoom Sessions to Include PPP Program Overview and Question-and-Answer Period for Session Participants   WILMINGTON, Del. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office will host twice-per-week Zoom sessions […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Diverse businesses certified by the Office of Supplier Diversity will now qualify for a special rebate rate on solar power introduced by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Starting Jan. 1, businesses that have received Diverse Business Certification from OSD can receive a rebate of 75 cents per watt, up to $35,000, […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Delaware regional office,  issued the following press release: Shopping Small® Finds New Footing this Holiday Season Last year, American consumers spent $19.6 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Behind that total spend were a 3 million year-over-year increase in number of consumers participating in Small Business Saturday and […]

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Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

From Delaware Prosperity Partnership: Underrepresented Founders of Early-stage, Tech-enabled Companies Will Compete in Revamped Startup 302 Funding Competition Startup 302 Participants will vie for more than $150K along with Mentoring and Connections WILMINGTON, Del.  — Only 1 percent of all venture capital-funded founders are Black, less than half of 1 percent are Latinx and only 8 […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, October 15th, 2020

New Castle County and the Committee of 100 announced a new program Wednesday offering grants of up to $5,000 to restaurants in New Castle County to purchase equipment so they can continue offering outdoor dining once the weather turns cold. Restaurants will be able to spend the Winter Ready Restaurant Grant on items such as […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2020

Businesses that received small loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program will have an easier time having those loans forgiven under new rules announced Thursday. The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, unveiled a simpler application for businesses seeking not to have to repay PPP loans of $50,000 or less. U.S. […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Delaware is about to add to the roster of publicly traded companies headquartered here. The latest is a Wilmington cancer drug company helped in its early years by two grants from the Delaware Strategic Fund. Prelude Therapeutics Inc. is planning an initial public offering of as much as $100 million in stock, according to its […]

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Date Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2020

WSFS Bank and Delmarva Power are each making donations to support small businesses in Delaware, the companies announced this week. WSFS is donating a total of $200,000 to four organizations in the region including Wilmington-based True Access Capital, a nonprofit lender which runs the Women’s Business Center, among other small business programs. Delmarva Power announced […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Delaware entered Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening on Monday, enabling businesses like restaurants and retail shops to increase their indoor capacity. As Delaware businesses look to adapt to new ways of doing things, the SmallBusinessTrends website pulled together suggestions from various blogs about moves business owners may wish to consider. From increasing spending […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

A new program that starts on Friday will make it easier than ever to shop and dine in downtown Wilmington. Free valet parking will be offered at three intersections on Market Street — 5th, 7th and 9th streets – and parking spaces will be designated for curbside pickup from downtown restaurants and shops, as part […]

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