Ninety eight percent of businesses are small businesses.

The Division of Small Business was created in July 2017 to be a champion for small business owners, committed to helping small businesses start and grow in Delaware.

You may have heard the name of new Division around over the past year but been unsure of the answers to a few key questions:

  1. Where is the state tourism office located?
  2. What does this new Division mean to me?

To answer the first question, the great work of the Delaware Tourism Office continues as it has since 2008 just now under the umbrella of DSB.

It’s a perfect fit as many of those 98 percent of Delaware businesses considered “small” are the backbone of the state’s $3.3 billion tourism industry, whether it’s a seaside hotel in Sussex County, a family restaurant in Kent County or a craft brewery in New Castle County.

The short answer to the second question is… a lot.

In addition to working with the tourism office, you may be able to receive valuable assistance from the Division’s Small Business team, which is here to help you take your business ideas to the next level.

Each of the Division’s regional business resource managers is assigned to a specific part of the state, serving as a single point of contact for all the small businesses in that area.

Need assistance? Email small business team at business@state.de.us, to get connected with the manager for your area.

They can provide you advice and insight on navigating governmental issues. They can also help you connect with the right partner organizations to assist with other specific challenges, such as finding capital to expand and grow.

We work to foster an environment in which Delawareans, like you, can feel confident in starting or expanding a business because there is a state agency that working to maximize your chances for success.

For more information on how we can assist you and your business, visit www.delbiz.com.