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Small Business Saturday 2019 events abound in downtowns across Delaware

Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30, 2019) is a great time to visit Delaware’s Main Street downtowns and see everything they have to offer. Here are some of the exciting deals available and activities scheduled: Wilmington Small Business Saturday specials offered all day long, including: Buy One Adult Entrée, Get a Kids Entrée Free at Chelsea […]





Entrepreneurs celebrated at Barclays Small Business Week event

As part of National Small Business Week, Barclays US Consumer Bank hosted a pitch competition and expo last week at which small business owners enrolled in West End Neighborhood House’s Launcher entrepreneur program sold their products and competed for prize money. Delaware Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano was one of the judges for the competition […]





Claymont train station project to start this spring

Construction on a new Claymont Regional Transportation Center is scheduled to start this spring, a project that once completed will boost economic development in northern New Castle County. Gov. John Carney, joined by U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan and Delaware Transit Corp. CEO John Sisson, gave an […]





Support your local Delaware small business on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about showing your special someone how you feel about them and Americans are willing to open up their wallets as well as their hearts. Americans are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, a 6 percent increase from 2018, according to a survey conducted for the […]





Apply for DuPont FastPass competition at Delaware Innovation Space

Science-based startups have until March 31 to enter the competition to win a one-year DuPont FastPass at the Delaware Innovation Space in Wilmington. The winning company will receive a prize packages valued at $50,000 including one year of free access to the Delaware Innovation Space’s chemistry material science incubator or biotech incubator including lab space […]





Tips from Small Business Trends on turning your hobby into a business

  Thinking of taking a hobby and turning it into a business? Before you do, consider these suggestions from the Small Business Trends website: Seek constructive criticism of your business idea . Try your idea out as a side business before jumping into it full-time. This will let you determine whether there’s a market for […]





Entrepreneurship course offered in Dover, Wilmington and Claymont starting in January

The Launcher program returns to Dover in January for its next entrepreneurship training course but don’t wait to sign up because spots are limited. The 12-week course, which is organized by West End Neighborhood House, is for people who want to start a business or current business owners looking to expand their knowledge. You’ll learn about business planning, […]







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