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About the Delaware SBDC

The Delaware Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is proud to be a part of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), a team guided by a singular purpose to drive the University and the State’s entrepreneurial, technology and business community to new heights of economic development. Using a unique model centered on long term, productive partnerships, OEIP facilitates access to space, capital, counsel and connections that empower entrepreneurs and innovators to accelerate their ideas to market, grow their business and form partnerships of their own.

University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships

The SBDC is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.  The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Delaware and the University of Delaware.

The SBDC also has its own Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to help existing businesses break into and make sense of government procurement by identifying and preparing bids on contracts with all levels of government as well as prime contractors.

Delaware PTAC

What We Do

Operating since 1984, the SBDC is dedicated to helping new and scaling businesses grow and prosper within Delaware and the region by providing no or low-cost advisory and training services.

By capitalizing on our position within OEIP as well as our network of public and private partners, the SBDC’s expert services are focused on, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and accessing capital
  • Targeting and developing markets
  • Business continuation
  • Assessing and improving strategic and operation performance

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