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New legislation would expand eligibility for a National Science Foundation program for entrepreneurs.
Date Posted: Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Bi-partisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Todd Young of Indiana would make more entrepreneurs eligible for a federal program that helps them translate their research into commercially viable products. Under the Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018 introduced Tuesday, scientists and engineers who have received either a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) […]

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Hear from Sumedh Surwade, founder of SAS Nanotechnologies at Startup Grind Wilmington on Wednesday.
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Starting your own company can be lonely work, so come socialize with your fellow entrepreneurs and hear from SAS Nanotechnologies founder Sumedh Surwade at the inaugural meeting of Startup Grind Wilmington. Surwade’s company recently won the New Castle County Emerging Enterprise Center’s Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition. Startup Grind is a community of more […]

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JustFoodForDogs to open $2 million kitchen in New Castle County.
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

A California-based maker of fresh, human-quality dog food plans to open a production kitchen in New Castle County that will employ up to 50 people. The 21,000 square-foot facility will be Irvine, California-based JustFoodForDogs’ first kitchen on the East Coast and serve the company’s growing list of retail locations including stores planned for New York and Boston, […]

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Support your fellow small business owners on Small Business Saturday.
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Small business owners, Saturday is the day get out there and support your fellow small business owners. It’s Small Business Saturday! Here is a partial  list of municipalities and organizations holding events. Downtown Dover Partnership Downtown Historic New Castle Downtown Milford Inc. Downtown  Wilmington, including the Wilmington Jaycees 55th annual Christmas Parade. The Delaware Division of […]

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Learn how blockchain and cryptocurrencies are upending the fintech industry and what it could mean for your business at upcoming conference on Dec. 11.
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

From blockchain to cryptocurrencies, new developments in the fintech industry could upend the way you do business. Learn what this could mean for your small business at a conference organized by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. What: Fintech: Transforming the Future of Business When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 11 Where: University […]

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Date Posted: Monday, November 19th, 2018

What: Biden Institute at the University of Delaware School of Public Policy & Administration hosts a conference on Opportunity Zones in Delaware. When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 5 Where: University of Delaware STAR campus, The Tower at Star – Audion, 100 Discovery Boulevard, Newark Why go: Learn from business leaders, investors, developers, government […]

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Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24.
Date Posted: Friday, November 16th, 2018

The ninth annual Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24, and it’s a great time to get out and support the locally owned stores, restaurants and coffee shops that make Delaware such a great place to live. Since the first Small Business Saturday in 2010, consumers have spent an estimated $85 billion at independent retailers and restaurants nationwide on […]

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Business owners remain optimistic, new NFIB survey shows.
Date Posted: Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Business owners remain optimistic about the state of the economy and their own growth prospects, according to the latest monthly survey from the National Federation of Independent Business. The October reading of 107.4 in the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index continued a two-year trend of business owners feeling upbeat about where the economy is headed and […]

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Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 12-18
Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 12-18. The week, which is celebrated in 170 countries, is a chance to celebrate the risk-taking small business owners who put everything on the line to follow their passion and start a business. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, here are some facts about small businesses in Delaware: There are […]

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Date Posted: Friday, November 9th, 2018

A new report from the Small Business Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds veterans have a harder time getting financing for their business than do non-veteran business owners. Sixty percent of vets reported that when they sought financing for their business– either a loan, line of credit or cash advance — […]

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