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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

First Founders Accelerator, a 12-week program that trains entrepreneurs of color and people from underrepresented communities how to build a business, graduated its first class recently. The program is a collaboration between New Castle County Office of Economic Development, the Emerging Enterprise Center at New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, co-working space 1313 Innovation and Wilmington-based entrepreneur Garry […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A Feb. 2018 survey of almost 3,000 business owners found most are optimistic about how they expect their business will do in 2019.| Seventy seven percent of owners of businesses in existence five years or more said they expect to increase profits this year, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation report, “Breaking Barriers: The […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Southern Delaware has a new tool in its economic development arsenal. ExciteSussex now gives small business owners free access to market data and demographic information useful in starting or growing a business. The Sussex County Office of Economic Development added SizeUp’s Local Business Intelligence database to the ExciteSussex website, to increase the odds of small […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Downtown Wilmington small businesses will offer special promotions during Made on Market, which runs June 22-30. The specials include the $2 German Chocolate latte at LOMA Coffee, $7 Wilmington Destroyer burger at Chelsea Tavern and buy-one-get-one admission to the Delaware History Museum. Click here for more information about retailers and restaurants participating in Made on Market. […]


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Date Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2019

A new apprenticeship program will train cooks to work in the restaurant industry by providing them with on-the-job training and classroom instruction. The program, which launched this week with an announcement at Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach, is a partnership between the Delaware Restaurant Association and the Delaware Department of Labor. The […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Watching the bottom line is key for small business owners. An article from financial website, The Motley Fool, offers three tips for things your small business might be able to reduce, or eliminate, in order to save a few dollars. Take a look at the number of people you employ full-time. Are all of them busy […]


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Date Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Small business owners in Delaware will have access to additional types of business loans and services under a new partnership among three nonprofits announced this week. Under the partnership among West End Neighborhood House, SeedcoDE and FINANTA, Delaware small business owners will have access to the following financial products, according to a news release from the […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

A new report from online lending platform Fundera finds that companies in the electronics manufacturing, building materials/home furnishings and retail industries had the greatest success in obtaining a business loan. Fundera looked at data from more than 6,500 businesses in 58 industries that applied for a loan on Fundera’s platform in the three months ended March 31. […]


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Date Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2019

SAS Nanotechnologies has been named one of the winners of an international competition organized by AkzoNobel, the Netherlands-based paint and coatings maker. SAS, which is located in Newark, has developed an additive that prevents paints and other coatings from corroding and heals existing corrosion. The company will collaborate with AkzoNobel through a joint development agreement it was awarded […]


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Date Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2019

A report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation points out the difficulty many business owners have in accessing outside capital to start a business and the impact this has on the health of the business. Just 16.5 percent of business owners said they received a business loan from a bank or other financial institution when […]


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