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Date Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

As Delaware battles Coronavirus some small businesses are pivoting from their normal activities to produce needed medical and health supplies. Painted Stave Distillery in Smryna is now, in addition to Silver Screen Vodka and Candy Manor Gin, manufacturing hand sanitizer for police and other first responders. “We’re focusing on getting this out to first responders, […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Reposted from the Delaware Tourism Office: As COVID-19 continues to affect the state and businesses, one of the most important things you can do to keep business flowing is to inform your customers of  your latest hours, services and more. Start with your Google My Business listing and ensure that the hours posted reflect your current operating […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Cómo verificar si se ordenó el cierre de su negocio antes de las 8 a.m.del 24 de marzo de 2020: Encuentre el código NAICS de su empresa : Mirando sus formularios de seguro de desempleo Mirando sus declaraciones de impuestos más recientes Buscando en Google su industria y “código NAICS” Identifique los primeros CUATRO dígitos […]


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Date Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2020

We’re keeping a running list of sources of emergency funding for your Delaware small business economically affected by coronavirus. We’ll update the list as we learn of more. Here’s what we’re aware of so far. As of March 20 at 4 p.m. The state of Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program provides no-interest loans of up […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

With the Delaware Division of Small Business and the U.S. Small Business Administration launching loan programs to assist Delaware small business owners negatively affected by Coronavirus, it’s important to keep an eye out for possible scammers looking to prey on unsuspecting business owners. In fact, DSB has received multiple loan scam emails in the past […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

To assist hospitality-related businesses in Delaware that have been economically impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Division of Small Business is launching the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP). The state will be making available no-interest loans of up to $10,000 per business per month to help the estimated 2,700 affected Delaware businesses in the hospitality industry […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The Delaware Department of Labor has made changes to the unemployment benefits program to assist hospitality industry employees affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. DOL will begin processing unemployment claims as they are received, with the goal of making benefits available within a week. DOL will permit hospitality employees to earn part-time income while collecting benefits […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Gov. John Carney formally requested an Economic Injury Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday. According to the Delaware SBA, approval should come in the next day or so. In the meantime, you can prepare to apply, which will help to ensure you get assistance as quickly as possible. A good first step […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Online gift cards are one way small businesses can keep cash coming in as potential customers adjust their lives around the Coronavirus pandemic. Not only do online gift cards bring in revenue now, they also encourage buyers and recipients to come in to shop or dine later. That means a boost in foot traffic and […]


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Date Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

As organizations continue to announce cancellations and postponements of small business events in Delaware as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures and precautions, we’ll remove them from the Division’s events calendar and track of them here. If your organization is canceling or postponing a small business event, let us know by emailing us at business@delaware.gov. […]


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