Division of Small Business


Date Posted: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Small businesses in Dover may be able to defer their utility bill payments under a progam introduced by the city. The program is open to businesses with 35 employees or fewer whose revenue has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility bills must be repaid in full, interest-free by Jan. 31, 2023. Apply by […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Delaware Innovation Space issued the following press release First virtual cohort comprised of 10 science-based startups from across the US and Canada February 09, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Delaware Innovation Space, a multi-dimensional, non-profit entrepreneurial support organization and ecosystem for science-based startup companies, announced today that it has fully launched its […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Press release from U.S. Small Business Administration U.S. SBA Delaware Office to Host Twice-Per-Week Call In/Microsoft Teams Sessions Outlining the Re-Opened Paycheck Protection Program Open-to-the-Public Virtual Sessions to Include Overview of Economic Aid Act Small Biz Support, Question-and-Answer Period for Session Participants WILMINGTON, Del. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office will host twice […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Press Release from U.S. Department of Commerce WASHINGTON – Today,(Feb. 4, 202i)  the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Delaware Division of Small Business, Dover, Delaware, to establish and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide critical gap financing […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

The University of Delaware School of Professional and Continuing Studies and the Delaware Restaurant Association are partnering to offer an 8-week online course to train restaurant managers in human resource issues such as hiring and retaining workers, employee development and workplace safety. The next cohort runs from Feb. 16 to April 13 . The course […]

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Date Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2021

Press release from Delaware Prosperity Partnership Delaware launches pilot program to expand availability of ready-to-go laboratory space   WILMINGTON, Del. (Jan. 29, 2021) — Delaware has launched a pilot grant program designed to spur private sector-led projects that will help the state attract and retain science and tech companies by expanding its inventory of ready-to-go lab space. […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

The following press release was issued by the US Small Business Administration. U.S. SBA Delaware Office to Host Twice-Per-Week Zoom Sessions Outlining the Re-Opened Paycheck Protection Program Open-to-the-Public Zoom Sessions to Include PPP Program Overview and Question-and-Answer Period for Session Participants   WILMINGTON, Del. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office will host twice-per-week Zoom sessions […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Diverse businesses certified by the Office of Supplier Diversity will now qualify for a special rebate rate on solar power introduced by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Starting Jan. 1, businesses that have received Diverse Business Certification from OSD can receive a rebate of 75 cents per watt, up to $35,000, […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Delaware regional office,  issued the following press release: Shopping Small® Finds New Footing this Holiday Season Last year, American consumers spent $19.6 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Behind that total spend were a 3 million year-over-year increase in number of consumers participating in Small Business Saturday and […]

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Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

From Delaware Prosperity Partnership: Underrepresented Founders of Early-stage, Tech-enabled Companies Will Compete in Revamped Startup 302 Funding Competition Startup 302 Participants will vie for more than $150K along with Mentoring and Connections WILMINGTON, Del.  — Only 1 percent of all venture capital-funded founders are Black, less than half of 1 percent are Latinx and only 8 […]

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