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Business First Steps
Index of State of Delaware licenses, certifications, registrations, and permits
One Stop Delaware
The registration and licensing portal for businesses operating in the State of Delaware
Resources for Specific Populations
Organizations that provide mentorship, training and/or resources specifically designed to assist individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.
Start with Why by
Publication Date: 2009-10-29
Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.
Change by Design by
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
This book introduces the idea of design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed to match people's needs not only with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy. In short, design thinking converts need into demand. It's a human-centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative.
Thinking in Systems by
Publication Date: 2008-12-03
A concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life.
Business Model Generation by
Publication Date: 2010-07-13
Offers tools and techniques to systematically understand, design, and implement new business models and renovate and rework old models.
Green to Gold by
Publication Date: 2009-01-09
From the Publishers Weekly review: "Two experts from Yale tackle the business wake-up-call du jour-environmental responsibility-from every angle in this thorough, earnest guidebook: pragmatically, passionately, financially and historically.
The World Is Flat by
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
An account of the great changes taking place in the modern world as a result of swift advances in technology and communications, including an explosion of wealth in India and China.
Publication Date: 2005-01-11
Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, the author reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
Publication Date: 2008-04-17
A brilliant guide to one of the most profound changes of our time, Wikinomics challenges our most deeply-rooted assumptions about business and will prove indispensable to anyone who wants to understand competitiveness in the twenty- first century.
Disrupt Together by
Publication Date: 2013-12-12
Building on the award winning Philadelphia University curriculum redesign that is reshaping how innovation is taught worldwide, these experts highlight how to identify relevant opportunities more effectively than ever before. The team covers every facet of innovation, including design processes, team development, ethnography, audits and charrettes, opportunity shaping and assessment, business models, value delivery, systems thinking, and more.
The Innovator's Dilemma by
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
The Innovator's Dilemma eloquently demonstrates a shattering paradox: that the best of conventional good business practices can ultimately weaken a great firm. There is a certain type of technological innovation that Christensen labels disruptive technology, which mainstream customers initially reject. Following these customers causes well-managed firms to allow strategic innovations to languish. The solution? Create a subsidiary entirely focused on the emerging market, one that is free to be visionary while courting an unorthodox customer base and staying poised to catch the next great wave of industry growth.
The Complete Problem Solver by
Publication Date: 1989-03-01
Provides students and professionals with practical, tested methods of defining, representing, and solving problems. Each discussion of the important aspects of human problem solving is supported by the most current research on the psychology problem solving.
Make an appointment with a Business Manager from the Division of Small Business at delawarelibraries.org/businesshelp. They are available to help you:
- Take the first steps
- Obtain licenses & permits
- Provide connections to community resources
- And much more!
Haga una cita con $tand By Me Negocios en delawarelibraries.org/ayudaempresarial. $tand By Me Negocios pueden ayudarlo a que:
- Aprenda sobre programas, servicios y préstamos para ayudar a crecer su negocio
- Obtenga ayuda para calificar para certificaciones de negocios minoritarios
- Establezca y logre sus objetivos comerciales
- Entienda y maneje sus finanzas personales.
Business & Economic Development Organizations
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.
Choose Central Delaware
The mission of the Kent Economic Partnership is to spur economic development in Central Delaware. Using business attraction and retention programs the KEP efforts promote better employment opportunities for Central Delaware residents by being a premier economic “engine”.
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 Manufacturing Extension Partnership
DEMEP provides training and services all intended to assist businesses innovate, profit, and grow.
Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBDC)
"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 Small Business Chamber
The Delaware Small Business Chamber is an independent chamber of commerce supporting local small business in Delaware and the surrounding areas. We focus on businesses with 0-100 employees and larger companies that economically support our local small business community. DSBC offers programs and opportunities for small business owners to meet and work with their peers to help start, build and maintain their companies.
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.
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.
Grow your business around the world. The Delaware Department of State can help you get ready to export, introduce you to partners overseas and help you close the deal.
Frequently Asked Questions
From the Delaware Division of Corporations.
Incorporate in Delaware
From Delaware.gov, a comprehensive list of links to information on why and how to incorporate in Delaware including: incentives, taxes, and licensing.
This is the State of Delaware Procurement Portal, an all-inclusive site providing information on how to do business with the state.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Delaware
Free, confidential, face to face business advice with a certified Mentor statewide. As a Chapter of the Nations Premier Business mentoring organization, Delaware SCORE has been rated at a "Platinum" level for its services... Promoting Delaware Entrepreneurship for over 50 Years.... Find a Local Mentor. Take a Workshop.
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."
West Side Grows Together
Supports a thriving, vibrant business community that provides services and jobs on Wilmington's West Side defined as The Flats, Little Italy, Hilltop, Cool Springs, and Tilton Park neighborhoods.
COVID 19 Resources for Delaware Businesses
For up-to-date information on the impact of COVID-19 and programs to assist Delaware's small business impacted by COVID-19, please refer to the Delaware Division of Small Business:
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