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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

W7 Energy, a Wilmington-based company that is a recipient of a Division of Small Business EDGE Grant, has been awarded $3.4 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) to help with research and bring to market the company’s polymer membranes. The company is developing a membrane for use in fuel […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

While venture capitalists and the media lavish attention on younger entrepreneurs, like Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the social media platform while a student at Harvard, most company founders are considerably older. And seasoned entrepreneurs may actually have an advantage when it comes to starting and growing successful companies, a new study finds. The […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

More loans for small businesses in Wilmington will be available as part of a partnership backed by JPMorgan Chase and a trio of nonprofits. The bank, one of Delaware’s largest employers, is making a $4 million investment in Equitable Wilmington, a collboration with nonprofit lenders Cinnaire Lending, True Access Capital and NCALL Loan Fund, to […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 25th, 2019

Before investing your time, effort and finances into building a business, it’s important to determine first whether your idea will fly with your target market. In a column in Entrepreneur.com, contributor Adam Bernstein offers some important suggestions that would-be business owners shouldn’t overlook. Identify your core consumers and come up with a product or service that […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2019

The number of women-owned businesses in Delaware increased by double digits from 2014 to 2019, according to a newly released report commissioned by American Express. There are an estimated 29,833 businesses in Delaware owned by women, an 11.3 percent gain from 2014, according to the latest State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Women-owned businesses also saw increases in employment […]


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Date Posted: Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Delaware Department of State is the recipient of a $268,096 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the department’s initiatives to help Delaware companies increase exports to markets outside the United States. A significant portion of the money will be made available through Export Delaware to small-to-medium sized businesses to reimburse them […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2019

American Express holds its 10th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Americans have spent an estimated $103 billion at independent stores and restaurants since Small Business Saturday started in 2010, including a record $17.8 billion in 2018. If your small business wants to participate, there are a lot of things you can do, including distributing Shop […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware has been awarded a $50,000 federal grant for its initiative that helps commercialize STEM research conducted at the university. Horn’s Blue Hen Proof of Concept program is one of 60 incubator or accelerator programs from 39 states that will share $3 million as winners of a competition […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has expanded the quarantine zone in New Castle County for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that threatens peaches and other fruit crops and varieties of trees including oak and maple trees. The quarantine zone now covers all of New Castle County north of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Businesses […]


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Date Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Unlock the Block initiative is back for a second year and this time, in addition to trying to recruit businesses to downtown Dover, the organizers are also looking to assists existing downtown businesses planning to expand. The program tries to find commercial tenants to fill vacant storefronts on or near Loockerman Street. Business owners pitch their proposals […]


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