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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 […]





Governor announces four new Downtown Development Districts

Gov. John Carney on Monday announced that Clayton, Delaware City, Middletown and New Castle have been designated Downtown Development Districts which is intended to encourage redevelopment by making property owners in those areas eligible for a rebate of up to 20 percent on what they spend for improving their properties. Eight cities and towns in Delaware already […]





Four signs you’re ready to turn your side hustle into a full-time business

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 […]





Delaware Innovation Space names two FastPass winners

Delaware Innovation Space has named MCET Technologies and Veramorph winners of the DuPont FastPass competition. The two startup companies will receive a year of free laboratory and office space at the Delaware Innovation Space at the DuPont Experimental Station research facility outside Wilmington. The two companies will also be able to get advice from experts […]





Sussex County launches grant program for second-stage companies

Sussex County businesses ready to grow have a potential new source of capital. The county has launched a program to assist established, growing businesses located in Sussex County with $5,000 grants as well as customized data to help them grow. The program is targeted at so-called “second-stage companies,” which typically employ 10 to 99 workers and have […]






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