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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Fifteen small businesses on Wilmington’s Wast Side have been awarded grants of $500 each through a program run by the West Side Grows coalition. The program assists small businesses in the West Side neighborhood that have experienced a drop in business as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The organization is accepting applications for a […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Inc. Magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar last week with advice for small business owners on applying for the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The magazine summarized some of the major takeaways from the webinar in an article: 1. Accepting a reduced PPP loan of less than 2.5 months payroll […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Sigma Data Systems Inc. in Newark is facing the same problem other businesses large and small are dealing with in the age of coronavirus: how to change business practices to keep things safe for customers and employees. The IT services support company serves clients whose business is essential, even during these difficult times. So, it […]


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Date Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

The team at Delaware on Main, the state’s Main Street coordinating program, has been constantly on the lookout for content to help small businesses at this challenging time. One of Utah’s Small Business Development Centers hosted a webinar recently with helpful suggestions on how small businesses can lead themselves through the current financial crisis. It […]


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Date Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Wilmington office is holding ZOOM video conferencing and Skype meetings to answer questions about SBA loan programs for small businesses that need financial assistance. Here’s the schedule and how to join the meetings: 10:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday) Download ZOOM. Enter meeting i.d. #6794772946 3:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) Dial in to Skype: 202-765-1264  pin: […]


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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 May 20 The federal CARES Act includes a $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides forgivable loans for […]


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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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