Division of Small Business


Date Posted: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

U.S. News & World report says Delaware is among the 10 best states in the nation for business, coming it at No. 6. In determining which states offer the best environment for business, the magazine looked at a number of factors including the patents issued per capita, tax burden and rate of new business formation. The […]

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Date Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2019

Delaware Bio and the Delaware Innovation Space are sponsoring a competition to win tickets to the 2019 BIO International convention in Philadelphia in June. Participants will produce a pitch video and receive pitch training from Mike Rinkunas, director of business acceleration and client development at the Delaware Innovation Space. The voting starts March 18. Visit […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Real estate development projects in Wilmington, Dover and Milford will share in a new round of funding announced Wednesday by Gov. John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority. The state’s Downtown Development District program will distribute a total of $4.6 million in rebates to eight projects in the three cities. The DDD program provides a rebate to developers […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

A recent New York Times article takes a look at how the next generation of billion dollar tech startups will differ from their predecessors. CB Insights crunched the numbers for the Times and came up with a list of what the venture capital analytics firm thinks could be 50 startups with the potential to reach […]

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Date Posted: Friday, February 8th, 2019

Valentine’s Day is all about showing your special someone how you feel about them and Americans are willing to open up their wallets as well as their hearts. Americans are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, a 6 percent increase from 2018, according to a survey conducted for the […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Science-based startups have until March 31 to enter the competition to win a one-year DuPont FastPass at the Delaware Innovation Space in Wilmington. The winning company will receive a prize packages valued at $50,000 including one year of free access to the Delaware Innovation Space’s chemistry material science incubator or biotech incubator including lab space […]

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Date Posted: Monday, January 28th, 2019

Researchers at the University of Delaware are studying whether a new program for providing physical activities for disadvantaged youngsters would also benefit small business owners. They’re holding a focus group on Thursday afternoon to seek input from small business owners located in New Castle County. Participants receive a $20 Wawa gift card for taking part […]

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Date Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2019

  Thinking of taking a hobby and turning it into a business? Before you do, consider these suggestions from the Small Business Trends website: Seek constructive criticism of your business idea . Try your idea out as a side business before jumping into it full-time. This will let you determine whether there’s a market for […]

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Apply for Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Date Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Goldman Sachs is offering another series of training classes for small business owners starting May 8 at the Community College of Philadelphia. The 14-week 10,000 Small Businesses course is part of a national initiative supported by Goldman Sachs with curriculum developed by Babson College, to teach small business owners, provide them with access to capital and […]

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Date Posted: Friday, January 18th, 2019

First State Community Loan Fund is seeking applications for funding from  its Corridor Revitalization Fund. The program provides loans of up to $25,000 for eligible business projects along Market Street in Wilmington and in the surrounding area. The funding is in the form of a forgivable loan of up to five years. No payments are due […]

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