Resources for Small Businesses

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Wilmington Strong 

The Wilmington Strong Fund offers $1,000 emergency grants to small businesses located in the City of Wilmington struggling with the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses can use funds for rent/ mortgage payments, utility bills and supplier/ inventory expenses.


Kiva delaware

KIVA Delaware provides small business lending to small businesses statewide, providing mircoloans as small as $1000. 

equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem

E3 provides innovation, entrepreneurship and recovery from COVID-19. The program, sponsored by the Pete duPont Freedom Foundation,  involves  business coaches and advisers who offer resources to entrepreneurs.

E3, in tandem with Reinventing Delaware, establishes conditions for successful business development, fostered through resources, in-kind support and guidance for entrepreneurs.


wilmington made

WilmingtonMADE provides free marketing, advertising ,and photography services to small businesses located in Wilmington.

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enrich delaware!

EnrichDelaware! is a Minority Business Initiative that provides practical business education utilizing the nationally recognized Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’ curriculum. Complete the program with a customized, three-year strategic growth plan – plus, the confidence and ability to turn those plans into action.

small business development center

The Delaware SBDC delivers training programs and FREE professional consulting services to help innovators, startups, and existing businesses (with 0-500 employees*) formulate and execute strategies to grow and succeed.


NextFab is a network of collaborative makerspaces for creators of any skill level or interest. Turn an idea into reality, develop a product or business, and create something you only dared to dream up - all while growing your own skills and finding your passions.

minority small business program

The Minority Small Business Program helps minority entrepreneurs improve the way they do business via business coaching, creating business processes & systems, and strengthen their financial performance.

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