Have a great, young small business? Apply by June 14, 2019 for an EDGE Grant! More Info

Delaware.gov logo
Division of Small Business


Date Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

A new report from online lending platform Fundera finds that companies in the electronics manufacturing, building materials/home furnishings and retail industries had the greatest success in obtaining a business loan. Fundera looked at data from more than 6,500 businesses in 58 industries that applied for a loan on Fundera’s platform in the three months ended March 31. […]

Read More
Date Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2019

SAS Nanotechnologies has been named one of the winners of an international competition organized by AkzoNobel, the Netherlands-based paint and coatings maker. SAS, which is located in Newark, has developed an additive that prevents paints and other coatings from corroding and heals existing corrosion. The company will collaborate with AkzoNobel through a joint development agreement it was awarded […]

Read More
Date Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2019

A report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation points out the difficulty many business owners have in accessing outside capital to start a business and the impact this has on the health of the business. Just 16.5 percent of business owners said they received a business loan from a bank or other financial institution when […]

Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

As part of National Small Business Week, Barclays US Consumer Bank hosted a pitch competition and expo last week at which small business owners enrolled in West End Neighborhood House’s Launcher entrepreneur program sold their products and competed for prize money. Delaware Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano was one of the judges for the competition […]

Read More
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

If you own a store, you know that Memorial Day weekend likely means extra business. In 2018, consumers said they expected to spend an estimated $36 billion during the three-day holiday weekend, according to MFour Mobile Research and Vistar Media. That works out to an average of $489.46 per adult with men expected to spend an […]

Read More
Date Posted: Friday, April 26th, 2019

It seems like happiness and owning one’s own business go hand-in-hand. Thirty-seven percent of current and would-be small business owners rated their happiness a “10” on a scale of 1-to-10, according to a survey by small business lender Guidant Financial and LendingClub. The average rating was “8” and almost three-quarters of the more than 2,700 […]

Read More
Date Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Chase for Business’s BizMobile will be in downtown Wilmington on May 10, offering small business owners free one-on-one consultations on how to get access to capital. The 27-foot mobile business advice center, which Chase launched in 2018,  will be in Rodney Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is part of a nationwide tour that this year […]

Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

National Small Business Week is May 5-11. As part of the activities, on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are hosting two days of webinars covering a variety of topics of interest to small business owners. The hour-long programs range from an explanation of  SBA’s various funding programs to how to improve your […]

Read More
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

The Mill, a co-working space on the fourth floor of the Nemours Building in downtown Wilmington, is adding a location in North Wilmington, according to a story in Delaware Business Times. The location in The Concord, a mixed-use complex on Silverside Road developed by Buccini/Pollin Group, is scheduled to open this fall, DBT reports. The Mill, which […]

Read More
Date Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Wilmington’s small business scene expanded Wednesday as Buccini/Pollin Group and Baltimore’s Seawall Development held a ribbon cutting for their DE.CO food hall. Located on the first floor of the DuPont Building at 10th and Orange streets, DE.CO features the DECO Bar and eight restaurant stalls, including a Pop-Up space that will be home to different chefs on a short-term basis. Customers […]

Read More





CONNECT:   Division of Small Business Facebook Page  |  Division of Small Business Twitter Feed