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Here you will find resources for starting and growing a new business. Browse the resources below or check your Delaware public library shelves in the following areas: 338; 658
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Read more on the topics of Starting a Business, Marketing, Business Plans, Market Research, Consumer Demographics, Venture Capital and more without leaaving your computer.

  • Biznar
    Free resource. Search the Deep Web that cannot be accessed by crawler search engines.
    Free resource. The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
  • Masterfile
    A Delaware Library Card number and PIN are needed to access this resource.
    Provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications


The following organizations partner with Delaware Libraries through the Community Resources Exchange to provide programs and services to Delaware's entrepreneurs.

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Delaware Resources

  • 1 Million Cups  
    Meets every Wednesday at 9am at the Jack F. Owens Campus
    Delaware Technical Community College (Student Services Center) 21179 College Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
    The general purpose of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is to advance the balanced economic development of Central Delaware by promoting civic, industrial, commercial, agri-business and social interests of the community, and by strengthening the freedom of private business to operate competitively for profit with minimal governmental regulation.
  • Coalition of Organizations for Delaware Entrepreneurship
    CODE is a coalition that directs the small business community and the public to resources, organizations and companies that can provide the information, skill development, knowledge and support needed for small business development.
  • Delaware Business Blog
    "The Delaware Business Blog (DBB) is a free community resource dedicated to being an informative website for business related news and happenings in and around the State of Delaware."
  • Delaware Center for Enterprise Development at DE State University
    "The mission of the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) is to educate current and prospective entrepreneurs and enterprise managers through training programs, technical and managerial assistance and by providing access to capital."
  • Delaware Financial Literacy Institute
    In addition to The Money School, DFLI coordinates Bank At School, the Money Smart$ Conferences for Kids and Their Parents, Money Talk$ program, and From Purses to Portfolios: Delaware Women Take Charge of Their Money, targeting women's unique financial needs.
  • Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
    DEMEP provides training and services all intended to assist businesses innovate, profit, and grow.
  • Delaware Office of Management and Budget : Government Support Services : Contracting
    The Contracting unit within Government Support Services manages all statewide contracts for goods and services and administers agency contracts, as requested. This team is the State of Delaware’s central contracting unit that acts on behalf of State agencies, local government units, authorized volunteer fire companies, and School Districts.
  • Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center
    "The Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center exists to strengthen Delaware's economic base by providing quality services, such as, management assistance, education programs, and resources to Delaware's business community and potential entrepreneurs."
  • Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
    The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state.
  • DelDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
    The Department reviews all federally funded transportation related projects for subcontracting opportunities, a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal may be established based on the scope of work and size of each project.
  • Downtown Dover Partnership
    A non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Downtown Dover District. Downtown Dover Partnership works hand in hand with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Center and Delaware Main Street initiative to create a variety of programs that service to improve our downtown district.
  • Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development
    "The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is the primary point of contact for entrepreneurial and small business development in the State."
  • Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Delaware
    "The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is host to an interdisciplinary program in entrepreneurship.
    Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and all programs involve experiential learning with the cooperation of our numerous business partners and supporting organizations."
  • Entrepreneurship Program at Delaware Tech
    "The Entrepreneurship Program will prepare you to transform your business ideas into commercial products and services. Designed by successful entrepreneurs, the associate degree or credit certificate program provide the tools needed to launch your business venture."
  • First State Community Loan Fund
    A non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides loan capital to small businesses, community organizations and developers of affordable housing throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania (Chester and Delaware Counties).
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    From the Delaware Division of Corporations.
  • Incorporate in Delaware
    From, a comprehensive list of links to information on why and how to incorporate in Delaware including: incentives, taxes, and licensing.
  • Junior Achievement of Delaware
    "Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace."
  • Kent Economic Partnership, Inc.
    A not for profit economic development organization serving all of Kent County.
    This is the State of Delaware Procurement Portal, an all-inclusive site providing information on how to do business with the state.
  • Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprise
    "Our mission is to assist minority and/or women business enterprises in competing for the provision of commodities, services, and construction to State departments, agencies, authorities, school districts, higher education institutions and all businesses."
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Delaware
    "SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping America's small businesses.
  • Small Business Administration - DE District Office
    "The Delaware District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services to all counties in the state of Delaware."
  • Startup Delaware
    The Startup America Partnership supports a national network of startup communities dedicated to advancing the success of American startups. Hundreds of passionate founders, entrepreneurial leaders, investors, mentors and executives, (Startup Champions), are working together to strengthen their local communities and help young companies grow.
  • Video Tutorials
    Series of videos for entrepreneurs on financial management.
  • YWCA - Delaware Center for Women's Entrepreneurship
    "The YWCA’s Delaware Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship focuses on helping women start and grow their own business. We nurture the entrepreneurial spirit into action by offering dynamic coaching, inspiring workshops and access to essential business resources."

Inspiring Entrepreneurship

This panel at the Governor's Entrepreneurial Business Conference features successful Delaware entrepreneurs who share their journeys to inspire entrepreneurship in Delaware.


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