Other Resources for Delaware Businesses
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The mission of the U.S. Small Business Administration Delaware District Office is to aid, counsel, assist and advocate the interests of the state's small business community, utilizing various financial, investment, procurement, as well as business development programs and resources.
Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE provides one on one counseling for small business people thinking about starting a small business and for current business owners from retired executive volunteers. The organization also offers low-cost business skills workshops throughout the state.
Delaware Economic Development OfficeThe mission of the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is to be responsible for attracting new investors and businesses to the State, promoting the expansion of existing industry, assisting small and minority-owned businesses, promoting and developing tourism and creating new and improved employment opportunities for all citizens of the State.
Delaware Small Business Development CenterThe Small Business Development Centers (DSBDC) will answer your questions about managing a small business and provide information about small business issues. The DSBDC provides information, training and free, one-on-one counseling for small business owners and those interested in starting a business. The SBDC can obtain a market feasibility study for your business. It contains data such as a detailed demographic profile of your market area and a great amount of other information.
Central Delaware Economic Development Council
The Central Delaware Economic Development Council assists small businesses with demographic and community information, reference materials, project assistance as well as referrals to other business organizations and businesses in central Delaware.
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Small Business Alliance
The Delaware State Chamber's Small Business Alliance was created to enhance the competitiveness of the small business community by providing cost-effective services, information, legislative advocacy and money-saving benefits to companies with fewer than 150 employees. With 2,800 members statewide, the Alliance is the largest small business organization in Delaware.
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
The Small Business Department at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce serves as a vital resource for the small and mid-sized business community. Through executive roundtables, networking breakfasts, Chamberworks seminars, business publications, and one-on-one counseling, the New Castle County Chamber keeps its members informed and helps them to grow their businesses.
Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) is a non-profit resource organization offering affordable, confidential technical and business solutions to the small and medium sized manufacturers of Delaware. DEMEP provides sound technical field agents and consultants who specialize in solving problems that are unique to manufacturers.
Sussex County Economic Development Office
The Sussex County Economic Development Office is committed to promoting the elimination of unemployment, poverty and sub-standard housing by attracting new businesses, encouraging expansion of existing businesses, and by expanding the resources of this office to accomplish this task
National Association of Certified Development Companies
The National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) is a trade association of Certified Development Companies (CDCs) - companies that have been certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide funding for small businesses under the SBA 504 Program.