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Date Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2020

We’re keeping a running list of sources of emergency funding for your Delaware small business economically affected by Coronavirus. We’ll update the list as we learn of more. Here’s what we’re aware of so far. As of May 20 The federal CARES Act includes a $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides forgivable loans for […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

With the Delaware Division of Small Business and the U.S. Small Business Administration launching loan programs to assist Delaware small business owners negatively affected by Coronavirus, it’s important to keep an eye out for possible scammers looking to prey on unsuspecting business owners. In fact, DSB has received multiple loan scam emails in the past […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

To assist hospitality-related businesses in Delaware that have been economically impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Division of Small Business is launching the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP). The state will be making available no-interest loans of up to $10,000 per business per month to help the estimated 2,700 affected Delaware businesses in the hospitality industry […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The Delaware Department of Labor has made changes to the unemployment benefits program to assist hospitality industry employees affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. DOL will begin processing unemployment claims as they are received, with the goal of making benefits available within a week. DOL will permit hospitality employees to earn part-time income while collecting benefits […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Gov. John Carney formally requested an Economic Injury Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday. According to the Delaware SBA, approval should come in the next day or so. In the meantime, you can prepare to apply, which will help to ensure you get assistance as quickly as possible. A good first step […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Online gift cards are one way small businesses can keep cash coming in as potential customers adjust their lives around the Coronavirus pandemic. Not only do online gift cards bring in revenue now, they also encourage buyers and recipients to come in to shop or dine later. That means a boost in foot traffic and […]


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Date Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

As organizations continue to announce cancellations and postponements of small business events in Delaware as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures and precautions, we’ll remove them from the Division’s events calendar and track of them here. If your organization is canceling or postponing a small business event, let us know by emailing us at business@delaware.gov. […]


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Date Posted: Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Delaware is working on requesting an Economic Injury Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This will open up new loan options for small businesses in the state to help them better weather effects of the Coronavirus. Before that can happen, we need your help. Federal regulations require that we provide the SBA with information […]


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Date Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2020

The Division’s Delaware on Main team has been talking with coordinating offices across the country about Coronavirus recently, and shared these suggestions, from Main Street Arkansas and the National Main Street Center, on continuing to connect with customers: Retail businesses may want to enhance their online shopping experience to attract customers who may be less […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The news release below was sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration on March 12, 2020. WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation: “The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small businesses […]



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