Division of Small Business


Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Gov. John Carney on Monday announced that Clayton, Delaware City, Middletown and New Castle have been designated Downtown Development Districts which is intended to encourage redevelopment by making property owners in those areas eligible for a rebate of up to 20 percent on what they spend for improving their properties. Eight cities and towns in Delaware already […]

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Date Posted: Monday, August 12th, 2019

Lots of people ease into entrepreneurship. Before quitting a job, they try out their side hustle for awhile to see whether it has the makings of a full-time business. Steve Strauss, small business columnist for the Asbury Park Press, poses four questions any budding entrepreneur should ask themselves before taking the leap. Have you tried […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Millennial Summit at the Chase Center in Wilmington brought together hundreds of young people with a passion to lead and to learn. The second day of the event focused on entrepreneurship, which included a panel called “I have an idea – now what?” For those who couldn’t be there, here […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Delaware Innovation Space has named MCET Technologies and Veramorph winners of the DuPont FastPass competition. The two startup companies will receive a year of free laboratory and office space at the Delaware Innovation Space at the DuPont Experimental Station research facility outside Wilmington. The two companies will also be able to get advice from experts […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Sussex County businesses ready to grow have a potential new source of capital. The county has launched a program to assist established, growing businesses located in Sussex County with $5,000 grants as well as customized data to help them grow. The program is targeted at so-called “second-stage companies,” which typically employ 10 to 99 workers and have […]

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Date Posted: Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Looking to increase your business? Consider selling your goods or services to customers overseas. A new report from the Business Roundtable highlights the importance of international trade to Delaware, whose companies exported $8 billion in goods and services in 2017. That accounted for 11 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product, according to a new report from the […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The Delaware Innovation Space, located in former DuPont Experimental Station, has created an Entrepreneurial Advisory Council. The council will help DIS enhance its offerings through keeping abreast of industry trends and the specific needs of the scientific small business community. “I am excited to partner with the EAC and their diverse wisdom and perspectives to […]

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Date Posted: Friday, July 12th, 2019

A dozen projects that will help strengthen downtown Wilmington, Smyrna and Milford will receive a total of $5.5 million in rebates under a state program administered by the Delaware State Housing Authority. The projects include construction of  48 condominium units on the Mispillion River in Milford and renovations to the former Metal Masters/Harris Manufacturing plant […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

It’s summertime and if you’re a small business owner you know what that means… employees asking to schedule some well-deserved vacation time. That can be a real challenge for a small business owner with a small staff that will need to fill in when other employees are off. TrackSmart, a maker of software that tracks employee hours, offers […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Delaware is number three in the nation for fastest Internet speed in the U.S., according to an analysis by, a website that posts consumer reviews of Internet Service Providers. The average Internet speed in Delaware is 59.08 megabits per second (mbps), the analysis said. That’s after only New Jersey (59.58 mbps) and Maryland (65.02 mbps). Alaska […]

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