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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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Date Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Delaware businesses in industries including bioscience, fintech and advanced engineering may benefit from an agreement the Delaware Prosperity Partnership signed recently with an economic development group in England’s North East region. Under the agreement, DPP and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership will each promote the other’s region to companies looking for foreign growth opportunities. […]


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Small Business Saturday 2019
Date Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30, 2019) is a great time to visit Delaware’s Main Street downtowns and see everything they have to offer. Here are some of the exciting deals available and activities scheduled: Wilmington Small Business Saturday specials offered all day long, including: Buy One Adult Entrée, Get a Kids Entrée Free at Chelsea […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

W7 Energy, a Wilmington-based company that is a recipient of a Division of Small Business EDGE Grant, has been awarded $3.4 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) to help with research and bring to market the company’s polymer membranes. The company is developing a membrane for use in fuel […]


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