HOLIDAY MARKETING TIPS & TRICKS
Small Business Development Center Advisor Caroline Hermance hosts a free seminar at The Mill (live in person or via Zoom) on November 9th, 2023!
Join the Delaware SBDC for an opportunity to learn tips and tricks for getting your retail or service business through the holiday season. Caroline Hermance, DSBDC Business Advisor and Communications Manager, will lead this training.
Learn Delaware’s best tips and tricks for getting your retail or service business through the holiday season! This annual session, presented by SBDC Advisor Caroline Hermance, will cover the basics of holiday promotion – tips on social media, email, and more in partnership with The Mill. Attendance is in-person at The Mill or virtual via livestream.
Please complete your free registration as soon as possible – sessions fill quickly!
SHOP SMALL TOUR
Small Business Development Center & Partner Organizations Gather to Celebrate Shop Small Saturday!
In 2023, the SBDC staff will gather together with our partners to visit several businesses and storefronts, spanning all three counties. We are excited to join the regional Small Business Administration team, local leaders, and elected officials to learn about business owners’ plans to promote “Shop Small” efforts.
See a recap of our Shop Small 2021 tour and photo album here: Shop Small Recap 2021
WILMINGTON – FREE HOLIDAY SHIPPING
Organized by Downtown Visions
Support Downtown retailers this holiday season by shopping online directly on your favorite store’s website, and receive FREE SHIPPING courtesy of Downtown Visions.
Shop between 10/1/23 and 12/31/23 to receive free shipping with participating Retailers Al’s Sporting Goods, Esto Premium Denim, Huxley & Hiro, LaFate Gallery, Morgan’s of Delaware, Shoe Tech Shoe Repair, Spaceboy Clothing, Town & Shore Handcrafted.
WILMINGTON – 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Organized by Downtown Visions & Wilmington Alliance
Downtown Visions encourages residents, visitors, and workers to #ShopSmall this Holiday season. Many Downtown small businesses will be offering discounts and specials on unique gifts – find a local business to support!
For more info: https://www.wilmingtonmade.com/businessdirectory
WILMINGTON – DOWNTOWN APP
Organized by Downtown Visions
To download the App search Downtown Wilm DE in the App Store or Google Play.
Recently, Downtown Visions released the Downtown Wilmington App, a one-stop shop for almost everything about Downtown Wilmington, DE. The App was created for Downtown residents, workers, and visitors to highlight dining, entertainment, events, information, parking, shopping and more in Downtown Wilmington, DE.
STATEWIDE – SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE
NEWARK – LOCAL BUSINESS MAP
Check out local businesses in Newark, Delaware via The Newark Partnership’s interactive map: https://explorenewark.thenewarkpartnership.org/collections/shop-local
DOWNTOWN DOVER – CAPITAL KEY
Support Downtown Dover retailers this holiday season by shopping with a “Capital Key” from the Downtown Dover Partnership! Special offers and deals are constantly updated from numerous participating vendors in the Dover area, and a Capital Key can help you unlock all the seasonal deals.
For more information, visit: https://www.downtowndoverpartnership.com/ddp/visitors-information/
To register for your Capital Key, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-key-dover-registration-tickets-165449234113
REHOBOTH BEACH – HOLIDAY EVENTS
Check out the resort area of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach for holiday fun. Activities abound from our tree lighting, Santa’s House, Hometown Parade, and holiday Farmers’ Market. Don’t forget, while checking off your Christmas list…your purchases are TAX-FREE in Delaware. Don’t forget to support local businesses and SHOP LOCAL!
Whether in Downtown Rehoboth, at Dewey Beach or on Coastal Highway, there are hundreds of shops, restaurants and places to stay. Visit the Beach Fun & Bargains calendar for events, activities, and specials.
Schellville Christmas Village
Enchanted Winter Celebration behind Tanger Outlets Seaside, providing hours of FREE fun and entertainment for kids of all ages. November 18 – December 31, 2023. For information, visit https://schellbrothers.com/promotions/schellville/.
Dewey Beach Sip and Shop
Don’t miss the premier holiday shopping event of the year! November 24-26, 2023. Hyatt Place Dewey Beach located at 1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach. Live music, vendors with handmade artwork & goods and much more! More info at DevelopingArts.org
Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Visit the City of Rehoboth Beach’s website for details.
Holiday Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market
The Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market will be holding a holiday market in Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. November 25, 2023 from 12-3PM. For more info, visit http://rbfarmersmarket.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/rbfarmmarket/
Dewey Beach Property Owners, Friends, & Family Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Visit the Dewey Business Partnership’s website for details.
Dewey Beach Baywalk Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM.
Dewey Ball Drop
Sunday, December 31, 2023. Produced by the Dewey Business Partnership.
YW MARKETPLACE – SHOP SMALL ONLINE
WHAT IS YWMARKETPLACE?
The YWmarketplace™ is managed by YWCA Delaware. YWmarketplace™ offers online goods and services provided by small businesses and entrepreneurs from Delaware and the region, who are socially conscious and partnering with YWCA Delaware to build lives and to break down barriers for those who are underserved.
YWmarketplace™ gives you the opportunity to buy the things you love, and to spread love through the things you buy – a place where consumers can make great purchases with their hard-earned dollars while helping make real positive changes in the world. We can harness the powerful force of consumerism and use it to empower our local communities.
For more info or to start shopping, visit: https://ywmarketplace.org/