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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Do you own a business, or are you thinking of opening one? If so, consider signing up for the Launcher program, a 12-week entrepreneurship course run by West End Neighborhood House that starts Sept. 3. The program is open to people who either reside in or whose business is located in West Side Wilmington (west of 1-95), […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Delaware has so many great coffee shops, where the atmosphere is as inviting as the coffee. If you run a coffee shop, or are thinking of starting one, you might want to check out a recent blog post by Biz2Credit, an online platform for small business loans. The post offers a number of suggestions on how […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

If you’re a Delaware produce farmer, you’ll want to take note of new rules issued recently by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Delaware farms that grow produce are required to register with the Delaware Department of Agriculture under the new regulations, which also give DDA personnel the right to inspect, take samples from or review […]


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Date Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2019

Many small business owners report it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain a bank loan for their business, according to a new survey released this month. Just over 31 percent of small businesses (defined as those with annual revenue of less than $5 million) were able to secure a bank loan in the current quarter, according to the latest […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Financial technology (fintech) is a huge part of Delaware’s economy and has the potential to grow even larger, a new report says. The financial services sector employs more than 37,000 people in Delaware at companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to PayPal, Fair Square Financial and Marlette Funding. Fintech, which the U.S. Government Accounting Office defines as “the use […]


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Date Posted: Monday, June 17th, 2019

Prelude Therapeutics, a Wilmington-based, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, raised $60 million in a recently closed Series B funding round, the company announced. The $60 million raised brings to $90 million the amount the company has raised to date, Prelude Therapeutics said in a press release. Prelude Therapeutics develops small molecule drugs that target the growth of cancer cells. The […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

In case you missed it, the News Journal recently ran an op-ed from Gov. John Carney discussing the benefits of the new EDGE Grant program for small businesses and how the program came to be. Here’s the text of the Governor’s op-ed: On a recent visit to AgroLab in Harrington, I watched robots test soil samples while […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Companies are creating more than 330 new jobs in Delaware after the Council on Development Finance at its recent meetings recommended approval of multiple grants from the Delaware Strategic Fund. In April CDF recommended approving a $1.2 million Strategic Fund grant to Nationwide Healthcare Services, LLC, which is developing a healthcare complex on the former […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

As part of Small Business Week (May 5-11), the Division of Small Business held a workshop on how small business owners can use Google to grow their online presence and increase revenue. About thirty small business owners attended the event at Del Tech’s Terry Campus in Dover. Online marketing expert Kim Palmer, of Miles Partnership, […]


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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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