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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

A new report from online small business lending platform Lendio shows how Delaware small businesses seeking loans stack up against the rest of the U.S. Delaware borrowers were in business a shorter length of time (6.6 years compared with 7.8 years nationally) but had substantially higher average annual income ($2.2 million compared with about $807,000), […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Want to get some assistance with your business? Business students from the University of Delaware are available to help with marketing, industry analysis or in developing a social media or online campaign through the Small Business Management Program. The program is free to participating businesses, other than expenses such as purchasing an email list or […]


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Date Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2020

You’ve rung in the New Year. Now it’s time to start putting into place some simple steps to make 2020 less stressful and more profitable and fulfilling. The Balance Small Business website offers 10 New Year’s resolutions to make for a better New Year for you and your business. Here are a few of their […]


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Date Posted: Friday, December 27th, 2019

The following press release was issued by Zip Code Wilmington: Delaware small business owners will have greater access to graduates from Zip Code Wilmington’s computer coding training program thanks to a new partnership between Zip Code Wilmington and the Delaware Division of Small Business. Zip Code Wilmington is now designated as a certified trainer by […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Delaware business leaders are looking to make the process for permitting new construction projects more efficient. A new report commissioned by the Ready in 6 Coalition makes a number of recommendations, including giving priority to major development projects and improving communication among state agencies. Permitting for some projects can take as long as two years […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Have an idea for transforming the entire retail industry, or maybe just your store? Main Street America and America Express, the sponsor of Small Business Saturday, are offering grants to forward-thinking  small business owners with ideas that could reshape the retail landscape. They are offering 10 grants of $10,000 each as part of the American […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Small business owners stand to benefit from a new pilot program in which Delaware will be one of only five states to work with the National Governors Association and The Pew Charitable Trusts on developing innovative strategies to improve the state’s business regulatory environment to promote economic growth. Delaware’s effort in the two-year program will […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

WORKING WITH BUSINESSES Regional Business Managers The Small Business Unit, which is comprised of four Regional Business Managers (one four each county and Wilmington), is on the front lines of the Division’s business assistance efforts. Through direct outreach, phone calls, website contacts, social media and more, small business owners inside and outside Delaware connect with […]



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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

This past fiscal year was one of growth for the Division of Small Business (DSB) as a resource for Delaware’s small business community. The Division worked to turn its vision of making Delaware the best state for starting and growing a small business into concrete programs that are benefiting Delawareans. The Division’s Regional Business Managers, […]


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Date Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2019

The University of Delaware plans to open a $38 million center for financial technology in 2021, the university announced last week. The six-story, 100,000 square foot building on UD’s STAR Campus in Newark will bring together researchers in the university’s business and engineering schools, as well as offer space for fintech startups. “We’re working hard […]


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