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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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Rehoboth Beach Main Street offering grants for signs, awnings.
Date Posted: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Thinking of adding a new sign to your business in downtown Rehoboth Beach? This might be the perfect time, as Rehoboth Beach Main Street is offering matching grants of up to $500 for buildings in the city’s downtown historic commercial district. The program covers the installation of new awnings and signs or repair or replacement of existing […]

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Small businesses offer workplace flexibility, author says.
Date Posted: Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Seeking a job with some flexibility? Workers are more likely to find it at a small business rather than a large company, writes Kathryn Sollmann, a career coach and guest writer for Entrepreneur magazine’s website. Sollmann looked at a national survey of employers done for the Society of Human Resource Management and the Families at […]

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11 ideas for funding your small business from Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Date Posted: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

From crowdfunding to maxing out your credit cards to tapping family and friends, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance offers 11 ideas for funding your small business. Here are some of their other ideas: microloans SBA loans term loans revenue loans Read the full list here. Looking to start or expand a business in Delaware? Contact the Division […]

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