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Your science-based company can win a year of free lab space and advice at Delaware Innovation Space.
Date Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018

Your science-based company can win a year of free lab space and advice at Delaware Innovation Space at the Experimental Station in Wilmington. It’s a great chance to grow your company with access to state-of-the-art equipment and free expertise. The competition is open to startup companies with some affiliation with the University of Delaware, which is […]

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Open for business sign photo
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Payroll processing firm Paychex asked more than 1,000 would-be small business owners to name their biggest hopes and fears in starting a business. Most common hopes: • More independence • Love owning a business • Make a lot of money Most common fears: • Business will fail • Business will not make much money • Business will go bankrupt Some of […]

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ICYMI. Large number of patents makes DE most innovative state in US.
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

A recent report from American Funds ranks Delaware the #1 state in the US for innovation. The report looked at the number of patents granted in each state from 2006 to 2015 and then divided that number by each state’s population. Delaware ranked #1 with more than 20 patents per each 1,000 residents. One advantage […]

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SBIR Road Tour Logo
Date Posted: Monday, August 6th, 2018

What: SBIR Road Tour comes to Delaware When: Aug. 20 Where: University of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark Why go: Learn about $2.5 billion in funding available to early stage companies under the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Meet with funders from a […]

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a women presenting.
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

A recent report from payroll processing firm Paychex finds Delaware ranks highly in terms of the number of minority-owned businesses, including businesses owned by minority women. Delaware ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in businesses owned by minority women per 100,000 residents. Delaware ranked No. 2 in the U.S. in minority owned businesses per 100,000 […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

What: Women’s Business Center at First State Community Loan Fund, brings its “Connect” series to Dover Why go: Enjoy a fun evening of networking with other women business owners and entrepreneurs When: Thursday, Aug. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Parris Nail Lounge, 149 S. Governor’s Ave., Dover Cost: Free Registration: Space is […]

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Letters on dice.
Date Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Nerdwallet, the financial advice website, offers seven rules for picking the perfect name for your small business. Among the highlights: Make it memorable Make it easy to spell and pronounce Make it descriptive of what your business does Make sure another company isn’t already using the name For more advice from Nerdwallet on choosing a […]

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