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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Confused about which taxes to file as a small business owner? The U.S. Small Business Administration offers an online guide to business taxes. Generally, there are five types of business taxes, according to the guide: Income tax Self-employment tax Estimated tax Employer tax Excise tax One thing business owners will need to do, SBA says, is […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Looking to find out what you need to know to start and grow a successful small business? Then sign up for the Small Business Success course offered by Wilmington’s Office of Economic Development. The eight-week course will be held Tuesday evenings starting March 19 at Hercules Plaza, 1313 N. Market Street in Wilmington. The program is open to […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Karen Igou has run several successful crowdfunding campaigns to grow her business. She shared the secrets of a winning campaign Wednesday as part of the Small Business Assistance workshop series presented by Delaware Libraries. When people donate to your crowdfunding campaign it’s because they believe in you and your idea and not necessarily because of the perk you’re offering, said […]


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Date Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2019

Delaware Bio and the Delaware Innovation Space are sponsoring a competition to win tickets to the 2019 BIO International convention in Philadelphia in June. Participants will produce a pitch video and receive pitch training from Mike Rinkunas, director of business acceleration and client development at the Delaware Innovation Space. The voting starts March 18. Visit […]


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Date Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2019

  Thinking of taking a hobby and turning it into a business? Before you do, consider these suggestions from the Small Business Trends website: Seek constructive criticism of your business idea . Try your idea out as a side business before jumping into it full-time. This will let you determine whether there’s a market for […]


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Apply for Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Date Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Goldman Sachs is offering another series of training classes for small business owners starting May 8 at the Community College of Philadelphia. The 14-week 10,000 Small Businesses course is part of a national initiative supported by Goldman Sachs with curriculum developed by Babson College, to teach small business owners, provide them with access to capital and […]


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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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