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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Economic development is a major priority of Governor Carney’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which allocates $82 million for economic development. “We presented a responsible budget plan today that makes investments to improve our economy, strengthen our public schools and protect Delaware’s unique quality of life,” Carney said when he presented his spending plan to […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Sussex County native Lauren Swain is ready to help small businesses in the state’s southern region start, grow and succeed. “It’s where I call home,” she said. “I want all of Sussex County to thrive, and I want to be a key partner in that.” Swain joined the Division of Small Business as Regional Business […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The Division of Small Business brought its Make Me a Match supplier networking event to Kent County for the first time on Jan. 8. The morning workshop at the Kent County Levy Court building gave central Delaware small business owners the chance to hear from and have one-on-one conversations with representatives from some of the […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

U.S. News & World Report ranks Delaware a top 10 state for business. Delaware came in #8 in the rankings, which were released in December. In compiling its rankings, the magazine looked at the rate at which new businesses are formed in the state (3.5 percent), the tax rate on personal income (6.6 percent) and […]


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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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