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Delaware a top state for women business owners
Date Posted: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

A new American Express report shows the success women are finding in starting and growing businesses in Delaware. Delaware ranks #4 in the U.S. when it comes to women business owners increasing their economic clout between 2007 and 2018, according to American Express’ eighth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report. Economic clout includes the number […]


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Philadelphia Business Journal's list of region's fastest-growing businesses.
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Four Delaware companies made the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Soaring 76” list of fastest-growing companies in the region. B Safe Security, of Wilmington, Chesapeake Utilities, Incyte and WSFS all made the list. See where they ranked. If you want advice on how to get your Delaware small business into this lofty company, contact the Delaware Division […]


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5 biggest reasons why businesses fail.
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

There are lots of reasons why businesses don’t succeed. Financebuddha.com listed the five most common: Inadequate funding Owner not involved enough in running the business Lack of marketing Failing to be aware of what competitors are doing Being overstaffed or understaffed Click here to read the full report and learn about these challenges. If you […]


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Network with other young professionals at DYPN happy hour at Constitution Yards.
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

What: Delaware Young Professionals Network happy hour When: Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Constitution Yards, 308 Justison Street, Wilmington Why go: Network with other young professionals Cost: Free to attend. Cash bar. Registration: Click here to register


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Business owners optimistic about the future.
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Business owners ranked rising labor costs, including wages and health care, as their top concern, according to M&T Bank’s survey of their business banking clients. Forty-seven percent said it was their biggest challenge. Still, almost three-quarters said they plan to increase wages in the next year, including 17 percent who plan to raise wages by more than […]


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Here's why running a lemonade stand is good training to become an entrepreneur.
Date Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes, sizes… and ages. PBS Newshour shares how having a lemonade stand can help kids learn all sorts of skills that are key to success in the business world. Here are tips from a financial planner interviewed for the piece: Have your kid be part of each step of the process […]


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Your science-based company can win a year of free lab space and advice at Delaware Innovation Space.
Date Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018

Your science-based company can win a year of free lab space and advice at Delaware Innovation Space at the Experimental Station in Wilmington. It’s a great chance to grow your company with access to state-of-the-art equipment and free expertise. The competition is open to startup companies with some affiliation with the University of Delaware, which is […]


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Open for business sign photo
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Payroll processing firm Paychex asked more than 1,000 would-be small business owners to name their biggest hopes and fears in starting a business. Most common hopes: • More independence • Love owning a business • Make a lot of money Most common fears: • Business will fail • Business will not make much money • Business will go bankrupt Some of […]


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ICYMI. Large number of patents makes DE most innovative state in US.
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

A recent report from American Funds ranks Delaware the #1 state in the US for innovation. The report looked at the number of patents granted in each state from 2006 to 2015 and then divided that number by each state’s population. Delaware ranked #1 with more than 20 patents per each 1,000 residents. One advantage […]


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SBIR Road Tour Logo
Date Posted: Monday, August 6th, 2018

What: SBIR Road Tour comes to Delaware When: Aug. 20 Where: University of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark Why go: Learn about $2.5 billion in funding available to early stage companies under the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Meet with funders from a […]


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