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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 […]

New report highlights importance of international trade to Delaware economy

Looking to increase your business? Consider selling your goods or services to customers overseas. A new report from the Business Roundtable highlights the importance of international trade to Delaware, whose companies exported $8 billion in goods and services in 2017. That accounted for 11 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product, according to a new report from the […]

New projects in Milford, Smyrna and Wilmington to receive state rebates

A dozen projects that will help strengthen downtown Wilmington, Smyrna and Milford will receive a total of $5.5 million in rebates under a state program administered by the Delaware State Housing Authority. The projects include construction of  48 condominium units on the Mispillion River in Milford and renovations to the former Metal Masters/Harris Manufacturing plant […]

Scheduling employee summer vacations can be challenging. Here are some suggestions for doing it well.

It’s summertime and if you’re a small business owner you know what that means… employees asking to schedule some well-deserved vacation time. That can be a real challenge for a small business owner with a small staff that will need to fill in when other employees are off. TrackSmart, a maker of software that tracks employee hours, offers […]

Delaware gets high marks for Internet speed

Delaware is number three in the nation for fastest Internet speed in the U.S., according to an analysis by, a website that posts consumer reviews of Internet Service Providers. The average Internet speed in Delaware is 59.08 megabits per second (mbps), the analysis said. That’s after only New Jersey (59.58 mbps) and Maryland (65.02 mbps). Alaska […]

Downtown Dover sees retail boom

Downtown Dover is experiencing a retail boom, with four new stores opening and another moving to a larger location, the Delaware State News reports. Here are the most recent changes to the city’s downtown retail scene, according to the newspaper: Sweets & Treats bakery opened at 147 S. Governors Avenue. Tina’s Timeless Threads, which sells vintage […]

Sign up for the Launcher small business training course

Do you own a business, or are you thinking of opening one? If so, consider signing up for the Launcher program, a 12-week entrepreneurship course run by West End Neighborhood House that starts Sept. 3. The program is open to people who either reside in or whose business is located in West Side Wilmington (west of 1-95), […]

Want to bring customers to your coffee shop? Here are some surefire suggestions.

Delaware has so many great coffee shops, where the atmosphere is as inviting as the coffee. If you run a coffee shop, or are thinking of starting one, you might want to check out a recent blog post by Biz2Credit, an online platform for small business loans. The post offers a number of suggestions on how […]

Delaware Department of Agriculture adopts new rules affecting produce farmers

If you’re a Delaware produce farmer, you’ll want to take note of new rules issued recently by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Delaware farms that grow produce are required to register with the Delaware Department of Agriculture under the new regulations, which also give DDA personnel the right to inspect, take samples from or review […]

Small business owners having a harder time getting bank loans, survey says

Many small business owners report it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain a bank loan for their business, according to a new survey released this month. Just over 31 percent of small businesses (defined as those with annual revenue of less than $5 million) were able to secure a bank loan in the current quarter, according to the latest […]

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