2012 Economic Impact Highlights

As a direct result of SBTDC counseling assistance in *FY 2012:

• 222 new jobs were created
• 242 jobs were saved
• 25 new businesses were started
• Capital formation was $9.6 million
• Incremental gross receipts were $23.8 million
*October 1, 2011-September 30, 2012


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Business Assistance

Small businesses are a vital component of our economy–spurring growth and creating jobs.  Developing and supporting entrepreneurship is the focus of the Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center (DSBTDC). A unit of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, DSBTDC has offices in all three counties in Delaware.

Whether a business is being purchased, franchised or started from scratch, we provide training, advice and resources to help business owners navigate their course to success. Our business advisors have experience owning and operating businesses and held key positions in global corporations including AstraZeneca, DuPont and Nokia. They have earned advanced degrees as well as professional certifications and complete professional development annually.

For business owners who have been in business at least two years and are interested in securing government contracts, certified experts in our Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are available for consultations and ongoing assistance. Delaware PTAC clients were awarded over $100 million in government contracts last year and more than $500 million in the past decade.

To bolster Delaware’s scientific, innovative and knowledge-based business development, DSBTDC earned a special accreditation in technology assistance ­and has a certified technology advisor on staff to assist clients with the technology commercialization process.

Beyond our consulting services and regular training programs, we conduct special programs throughout the year. Presently, our SBIR Gateway Program offers Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant writing seminars for clients seeking federal grants for the commercialization of specific innovative technologies.

Additionally, the DSBTDC, in collaboration with First State Innovation (FSI), offers a half-day seminar entitled “Attracting Technology Investors.” The seminar is targeted toward first time technology company founders and CEOs, and is mandatory for those who wish to present at upcoming FSI Showcase events. Check our complete program listing for the next  “Attracting Technology Investors” seminar.

U.S. Small Business Association Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships ASBDC
The Delaware SBTDC is a unit of the University Of Delaware's Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the state of Delaware. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. For more information on the SBA see www.sba.gov