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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

If you own a store, you know that Memorial Day weekend likely means extra business. In 2018, consumers said they expected to spend an estimated $36 billion during the three-day holiday weekend, according to MFour Mobile Research and Vistar Media. That works out to an average of $489.46 per adult with men expected to spend an […]

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Date Posted: Friday, April 26th, 2019

It seems like happiness and owning one’s own business go hand-in-hand. Thirty-seven percent of current and would-be small business owners rated their happiness a “10” on a scale of 1-to-10, according to a survey by small business lender Guidant Financial and LendingClub. The average rating was “8” and almost three-quarters of the more than 2,700 […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

National Small Business Week is May 5-11. As part of the activities, on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are hosting two days of webinars covering a variety of topics of interest to small business owners. The hour-long programs range from an explanation of  SBA’s various funding programs to how to improve your […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

One question small business owners often face is where they should open their business. Should they open in one town, or the town next door? In making that decision, business owners may want to find out as much they can about the market in a particular city or town. For example, how many people (potential […]

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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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