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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) 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 Tavern: […]


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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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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

More loans for small businesses in Wilmington will be available as part of a partnership backed by JPMorgan Chase and a trio of nonprofits. The bank, one of Delaware’s largest employers, is making a $4 million investment in Equitable Wilmington, a collboration with nonprofit lenders Cinnaire Lending, True Access Capital and NCALL Loan Fund, to […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2019

The number of women-owned businesses in Delaware increased by double digits from 2014 to 2019, according to a newly released report commissioned by American Express. There are an estimated 29,833 businesses in Delaware owned by women, an 11.3 percent gain from 2014, according to the latest State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Women-owned businesses also saw increases in employment […]


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Date Posted: Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Delaware Department of State is the recipient of a $268,096 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the department’s initiatives to help Delaware companies increase exports to markets outside the United States. A significant portion of the money will be made available through Export Delaware to small-to-medium sized businesses to reimburse them […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2019

American Express holds its 10th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Americans have spent an estimated $103 billion at independent stores and restaurants since Small Business Saturday started in 2010, including a record $17.8 billion in 2018. If your small business wants to participate, there are a lot of things you can do, including distributing Shop […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware has been awarded a $50,000 federal grant for its initiative that helps commercialize STEM research conducted at the university. Horn’s Blue Hen Proof of Concept program is one of 60 incubator or accelerator programs from 39 states that will share $3 million as winners of a competition […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has expanded the quarantine zone in New Castle County for the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that threatens peaches and other fruit crops and varieties of trees including oak and maple trees. The quarantine zone now covers all of New Castle County north of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Businesses […]


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Did you know more than 98% of businesses in Delaware are small businesses?
Date Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Unlock the Block initiative is back for a second year and this time, in addition to trying to recruit businesses to downtown Dover, the organizers are also looking to assists existing downtown businesses planning to expand. The program tries to find commercial tenants to fill vacant storefronts on or near Loockerman Street. Business owners pitch their proposals […]


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