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EDGE winner W7 Energy gets $3.4 million Department of Energy grant

W7 Energy, a Wilmington-based company that is a recipient of a Division of Small Business EDGE Grant, has been awarded $3.4 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) to help with research and bring to market the company’s polymer membranes. The company is developing a membrane for use in fuel […]





Older age an advantage in starting a successful business, study finds

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 […]





Small businesses to get a boost from Equitable Wilmington partnership

More loans for small businesses in Wilmington will be available as part of a partnership backed by JPMorgan Chase and a trio of nonprofits. The bank, one of Delaware’s largest employers, is making a $4 million investment in Equitable Wilmington, a collboration with nonprofit lenders Cinnaire Lending, True Access Capital and NCALL Loan Fund, to […]





Determine if your business idea is a sound one before starting your small business

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 […]





Number of women-owned businesses grew 11 percent in Delaware in past five years

The number of women-owned businesses in Delaware increased by double digits from 2014 to 2019, according to a newly released report commissioned by American Express. There are an estimated 29,833 businesses in Delaware owned by women, an 11.3 percent gain from 2014, according to the latest State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Women-owned businesses also saw increases in employment […]





Department of State receives federal grant to help boost Delaware exports

The Delaware Department of State is the recipient of a $268,096 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the department’s initiatives to help Delaware companies increase exports to markets outside the United States. A significant portion of the money will be made available through Export Delaware to small-to-medium sized businesses to reimburse them […]





Sign up your business for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30

American Express holds its 10th annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Americans have spent an estimated $103 billion at independent stores and restaurants since Small Business Saturday started in 2010, including a record $17.8 billion in 2018. If your small business wants to participate, there are a lot of things you can do, including distributing Shop […]





New Castle County commercial property owners get new option for financing clean energy projects

Commercial and industrial property owners in New Castle County have a new way of financing energy-efficient and renewable energy projects. New Castle County has become the first county in Delaware to join the Delaware Property Assessed Clean Energy program (D-PACE). The county’s participation “will be good for the economy and good for the environment,” New Castle County […]





Looking for free entrepreneurship training? Check out Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

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 […]





Kent County to provide additional cash to its EDGE Grant winners

Here’s another reason for small businesses from Kent County to apply for a Division of Small Business EDGE Grant. EDGE Grant winners from Kent County will get up to an additional $10,000 to use for their business under a measure approved recently by Kent County Levy Court. Commissioners OK’d awarding $10,000 to each Kent County-based business that […]







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