Division of Small Business

Small Business Week & Month 2024

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What’s the Big Deal About Small Businesses in Delaware?

There’s a good chance you know someone who owns or works at a small business in Delaware. Small businesses are the backbone of Delaware’s economy. They account for 98% of all businesses in the state, and employ nearly 230-thousand of your friends, family and neighbors; that’s just over half (56%) of the First State’s workforce. The month of May is National Small Business Month, and the first week (April 28 – May 4, 2024) is recognized as National Small Business Week. Both are a time to celebrate small businesses, their courage, community efforts, hard work, and contributions to local economies.


Did You Know Delaware is home to 27,940 small Businesses? (source: FY 23 DSB Annual Report)
       o (61%) 17,016 in NcCo
       o (16%) 4,413 in Kent
       o (22%) 6,109 in Sussex


How can you support small businesses this month and throughout the year?

     1.  Purchase goods and services from local stores, companies or even farmers markets.
     2.  Purchase gift cards from small businesses for friends and family
     3.  Give positive reviews for a good experience or a shout out to your favorite small business on social (and tag them when you do!)
     4.  Share their posts on your page to amplify their business
    5.  Attend local events held at small businesses, or farmers markets, craft fairs, or community festivals where small businesses often showcase their products or services 


Senate Concurrent Resolution


Resources from Us:

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SizeUp Demonstration for Delaware BusinessesRecording Here



State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Information Session – Recording Here

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Social Media For Solopreneurs with Caroline Hermance from Delaware SBDC – Recording Here

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Small Business Administration: National Small Business Week Resources.

Small Business Administration: National Small Business Virtual Summit.

SCORE Webinars


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