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Complete the Federal Reserve small business survey.
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Each year the 12 Federal Reserve Banks around the U.S. seek input from small business owners about their need for and ability to obtain credit. Participate in the 2018 Small Business Credit Survey. The online survey is aimed at companies with fewer than 500 employees and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take […]


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Export Delaware receives $268,096 STEP award from SBA.
Date Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you’re a  Delaware small business owner whose company exports its products overseas or who wants to expand into foreign markets, you could benefit from an award the U.S. Small Business Administration has given to the state of Delaware. In October it was announced that a $268,096 State Trade and Export Promotion award will go to Export Delaware, an agency […]


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Apply now for UD Horn's Hen Hatch startup funding competition.
Date Posted: Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Looking to get some funding for your startup? If you’re a University of Delaware alum, or a current UD student, faculty member or staffer, than you’ll want to check out the Hen Hatch competition run by UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship program. There’s one track for UD students and a separate track for alumni, faculty and staff. Applications […]


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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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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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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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Date Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Sometimes the hardest part about starting your own business is actually coming up with an idea for what that business should be. USA Today has 29 suggestions for you. There are possibilities for so many types of entrepreneur with a wide variety of skills, including: Online dating profile writer Personal chef IT specialist for seniors […]


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