As a start up company in the state of Delaware you will find that there are many supportive tools at your disposal. The state and local governments offer educational assistance as well as consulting and financing support. You can get everything you need from a handful of locations.
For example: If you are looking for financial assistance for a start up company such as loan guarantees for small businesses, 504’s, and/or microloans, you can contact the Small Business Administration. They can be reached at www.sba.org.
If you are in need of training and development funding or funding for a disadvantaged business then you should contact the First State Community Action Agency. They can be reached at www.firststatecaa.org.
If you are need of workshops and seminars for startup businesses and commercial banking assistance, you can contact the Small Business & Technology Development Center. They can be reached at www.dsbtdc.org.
If you are looking for a micro-enterprise program for your small business, training partners for your small business, and procurement certification, you can contact the City of Wilmington Economic Development. They can be reached at www.wilmington.de.us.
If you are looking to relocate in Delaware, but your company already exists elsewhere, or you reside in Delaware now, you can get demo and commercial loans, as well as investment funding for equity, long term debts with a royalty payback, or convertible debentures from the Delaware Innovative Fund. They can be reached at www.difonline.com.
If you are in need of loans, bridge grants, or consultations for a business that is relocating to Delaware you can contact DEDO.
If you are looking for working capital for commercial or industrial companies then you can refer to commercial banking options through Delaware Access or DEDO.
If you need funding as a first time farmer in Delaware, you can also contact DEDO.
If you are looking for small business loans for a company that is Delaware based, as well as workshops and seminars about business growth, direct loans between thirty five and one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, micro loans of fifteen thousand or less, or community development loans between one hundred and fifty and five hundred thousand dollars, you can contact the First State Community Loan Fund.
If you are in need of counseling, workshops, and seminars for your small business start up, you can contact SCORE.
If you need financial management and/or business planning workshops and seminars, in conjunction with micro enterprise loans up to fifteen hundred dollars, you can contact YWCA.
If you are in need of assistance with grant training or loans, you can contact WEDCO for existing small businesses. You can contact the Delaware Community Investment Corp for commercial realty projects. You can contact the RBS for non-profit businesses. You can contact the SBA for small home or office businesses. You can contact the Rural Lending Corp. for small businesses in rural communities and those which focus on building construction. You can contact the CTW & Consulting Associates, LLC for community loan express programs for start up businesses.