New Businesses

Starting a business can be a rewarding, life-changing process. Delaware Small Business Development Center is here to help.

Is this your first time starting a business?

If so, please register for one of our free “How to Start a Business” workshops. These workshops are available in each county once a month and provide new entrepreneurs with the most important information to consider when starting a business.


The following steps may be helpful as you start your business:

Step 1: Assess yourself with this quick readiness quiz

Step 2: Assess your idea with this business concept feasibility checklist

Step 3: Create a business plan by taking an online course or by using our free outline

Step 4: Learn more about steps to open a business in Delaware

Step 5: Check out other educational opportunities with the SBDC


If you need more help than you find on this page, fill out the online Request for Assistance. We will recommend the best course of action for your individual needs.

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