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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Reposted from the Delaware Tourism Office: As COVID-19 continues to affect the state and businesses, one of the most important things you can do to keep business flowing is to inform your customers of  your latest hours, services and more. Start with your Google My Business listing and ensure that the hours posted reflect your current operating […]


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Date Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2020

We’re keeping a running list of sources of emergency funding for your Delaware small business economically affected by coronavirus. We’ll update the list as we learn of more. Here’s what we’re aware of so far. As of March 20 at 4 p.m. The state of Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program provides no-interest loans of up […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Gov. John Carney formally requested an Economic Injury Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday. According to the Delaware SBA, approval should come in the next day or so. In the meantime, you can prepare to apply, which will help to ensure you get assistance as quickly as possible. A good first step […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Online gift cards are one way small businesses can keep cash coming in as potential customers adjust their lives around the Coronavirus pandemic. Not only do online gift cards bring in revenue now, they also encourage buyers and recipients to come in to shop or dine later. That means a boost in foot traffic and […]


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Date Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2020

You’ve rung in the New Year. Now it’s time to start putting into place some simple steps to make 2020 less stressful and more profitable and fulfilling. The Balance Small Business website offers 10 New Year’s resolutions to make for a better New Year for you and your business. Here are a few of their […]


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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: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

While venture capitalists and the media lavish attention on younger entrepreneurs, like Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the social media platform while a student at Harvard, most company founders are considerably older. And seasoned entrepreneurs may actually have an advantage when it comes to starting and growing successful companies, a new study finds. The […]


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Date Posted: Friday, October 25th, 2019

Before investing your time, effort and finances into building a business, it’s important to determine first whether your idea will fly with your target market. In a column in Entrepreneur.com, contributor Adam Bernstein offers some important suggestions that would-be business owners¬†shouldn’t overlook. Identify your core consumers and come up with a product or service that […]


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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Do you want to take your small business up a notch? Apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a free, 13-week business skills course offered at the Community College of Philadelphia. The program uses curriculum developed by Babson College, one of the nation’s top schools for entrepreneurship. Participants work one-on-one with business advisers […]


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Date Posted: Monday, August 12th, 2019

Lots of people ease into entrepreneurship. Before quitting a job, they try out their side hustle for awhile to see whether it has the makings of a full-time business. Steve Strauss, small business columnist for the Asbury Park Press, poses four questions any budding entrepreneur should ask themselves before taking the leap. Have you tried […]


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