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Date Posted: Friday, November 9th, 2018

A new report from the Small Business Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds veterans have a harder time getting financing for their business than do non-veteran business owners. Sixty percent of vets reported that when they sought financing for their business– either a loan, line of credit or cash advance — […]

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Celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week.
Date Posted: Monday, November 5th, 2018

It’s National Veterans Small Business Week (Nov. 5-9) and we salute the more than 7,200 veteran-owned businesses in Delaware. Veteran-owned businesses are an important part of Delaware’s small business environment. Indeed, a  larger percentage of businesses in Delaware are owned by veterans than in the United States as a whole. These five industries account for the […]

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Learn from women entrepreneurs and women in technology.
Date Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Are you a woman business owner, or are you a woman working in technology? This don’t-miss event is your chance to learn from successful women about how they built their business and to network with women in the technology field. What: Women in DE Innovation & Technology Day When: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. […]

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New Castle County Chamber of Commerce hosts 28th annual Women's Leadership Conference
Date Posted: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Delaware has no shortage of successful women business owners, including ranking No. 4 in the U.S. when it comes to their increasing economic clout. At the annual Women’s Leadership Conference you’ll hear from some of the outstanding women in Delaware business who will offer advice on making your company even more successful. What: New Castle County Chamber of […]

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Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano speaks at Latino Summit 2018.
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The state of Delaware spent $314.3 million in the last fiscal year on contracts with small and diverse businesses, including those owned by women, minorities and veterans. The large spending figure — a 9.4 percent increase from FY 2017 — presents a huge opportunity for small businesses. That was a key takeaway from a panel […]

Read More Delaware ranks the top Newark startups.
Date Posted: Monday, October 29th, 2018 Delaware recently ranked the top 10 startups based in Newark. Given Newark is home to the University of Delaware, it’s no surprise that many of these have some connection to UD, whether they were started by students or alumni or nurtured at UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship program. Solar energy company SHIO and medical device maker […]

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Date Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Sometimes the hardest part about starting your own business is actually coming up with an idea for what that business should be. USA Today has 29 suggestions for you. There are possibilities for so many types of entrepreneur with a wide variety of skills, including: Online dating profile writer Personal chef IT specialist for seniors […]

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Family businesses tell their success stories.
Date Posted: Friday, October 19th, 2018

It’s not easy keeping a family business going for several generations, but four successful small business owners share how they do it at a program sponsored by the Delaware Small Business Development Center and Delaware Business Times. What: Family Business Series: Family Businesses Tell Their Stories When: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Nov. 14 Where: Hagley […]

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Rehoboth Beach Main Street offering grants for signs, awnings.
Date Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Thinking of adding a new sign to your business in downtown Rehoboth Beach? This might be the perfect time, as Rehoboth Beach Main Street is offering matching grants of up to $500 for buildings in the city’s downtown historic commercial district. The program covers the installation of new awnings and signs or repair or replacement of existing […]

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Delaware Innovation Week is Nov. 2-Npv. 10.
Date Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The 4th annual Delaware Innovation Week returns from Nov. 2-Nov. 10 with a full slate of events for a wide range of interests, including programs of interest to small business owners. The Business track is Nov. 8. Here are some of the activities that are scheduled: Delaware Bioscience Association networking breakfast at W.L. Gore & […]

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