Category Archives: Upcoming Events

The What, Why and How on EMV Compliance for Small Businesses

EMV? Chip and PIN? What does this all mean? If you find yourself asking these questions, don’t worry, you’re not alone.  As we near the deadline for merchants in the United States to adopt the EMV compliance standards, it is apparent that many merchants are uninformed and uneasy about the upcoming changes and what it…

Small Businesses: Customer and Employee Data Privacy Is Your Responsibility

What steps does your small business take to protect employee social security numbers? What steps does your small business take to protect customer credit card information? These are just two questions of many we could ask, as personal information can also include driver’s license or state ID, account numbers, passwords, etc. If a cyberattack occurs…

Register for the Delaware Business Emergency Preparedness Summit

In conjunction with the start of the 2015 Hurricane Season, the first annual Delaware Business Emergency Preparedness Summit will be held the morning of June 2, 2015 at the Georgetown CHEER Center, according to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The free summit will bring together experts and resources to help businesses prepare for different…

SBIR/STTR Funding: Solving the “Come Back When…” Catch 22 in Developing New Technologies

Companies developing high-risk, high-return technology based products often face a funding conundrum. They need capital to do R&D. However, no one wants to fund the business until they have proven success. But that’s what you need the capital for- to further develop or demonstrate the technology. Whether its venture capital, angel funding, banks or corporate…

Spring Clean Your Fixed Expenses!

Costs can creep creep up through the years, so it’s worthwhile to canvass, compare, call. It’s nearly spring, time for the annual ritual of spring cleaning your small business fixed expenses. Here are 7 tips for cleaning up your business expenses: http://planningshop.com/spring-clean-fixed-expenses/