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Not sure what business to start? Here are 29 ideas

Sometimes the hardest part about starting your own business is actually coming up with an idea for what that business should be. USA Today has 29 suggestions for you. There are possibilities for so many types of entrepreneur with a wide variety of skills, including: Online dating profile writer Personal chef IT specialist for seniors […]

Delaware tops in U.S. when it comes to wage growth

Wages grew at a faster pace in Delaware than in any other state between 2013 and 2018, says a new report from Atlanta-based site selection firm Garner Economics. The average hourly wage in Delaware climbed 11.2 percent, adjusted for inflation, to $25.81 per hour in August 2018 up from $23.20 in August 2013, according to […]

Small business owners, learn how drones can help with your construction projects

What: Technology Forum of Delaware program on using drones for construction projects When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17 Where: Wilmington University, 5 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington Why go: Learn how small business owners can use drones for construction projects Cost: $25 for Technology Forum of Delaware members, $40 for non-members, $5 additional for walk-ins. Register online.

Don’t miss one of the biggest business networking events in Delaware

Looking to make connections for your Delaware small business? Then you’ll want to attend the Delaware Networking Station on Thursday. What: Delaware Networking Station sponsored by Better Business Bureau of Delaware and Delaware State Chamber of Commerce When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 Where: Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington […]

New report ranks Wilmington a top 20 best small city to start a small business

A new report from Verizon ranks Wilmington among the 20 best small cities in the U.S. to launch a business. The city ranked #17 in the study, which looked at 300 cities between 50,000 and 75,000 in population. The study looked at the following factors: the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or […]

Looking to do business in New Castle County? A new online portal puts the information at your fingertips

Looking to open or expand a business in New Castle County? New Castle County has launched an interactive online portal,, with the information you need to make that decision, from economic trends to major industries to available incentives. “We want to help businesses innovate and grow so they can win the future,” County Executive Matt […]

Picking the Perfect Name for your Company

Nerdwallet, the financial advice website, offers seven rules for picking the perfect name for your small business. Among the highlights: Make it memorable Make it easy to spell and pronounce Make it descriptive of what your business does Make sure another company isn’t already using the name For more advice from Nerdwallet on choosing a […]




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