Federal Legislative Update/Minimum Wage & Tip Credit

There is a very real threat of a $15 federal minimum wage increase and tip credit elimination at the federal level. Legislators in DC are trying to tie wage increases into the current proposed COVID relief package (Biden has pitched a $1.9 trillion proposal that includes a round of $1,400 stimulus checks, more help for… Read more »

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Delaware Restaurant Association Announcement: Restaurant Industry Vaccine Registry

The Delaware Restaurant Association announced that it is working closely with the state of Delaware & Delaware’s Division of Public Health to ensure their industry’s workforce is prepared to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in a timely, organized, and safe manner during the next phase of distribution. Essential restaurant workers in Delaware are currently slated to… Read more »

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Pending Law Mandating Increased Use of Renewable Energy Debated

A controversial bill that will change where Delawareans get their electricity from is heading to the governor’s desk for his expected signature. Senate Bill 33 completed its passage through the General Assembly with a 29 to 12 vote in the House of Representatives Thursday, after earlier clearing the Senate 13 to 8. Once enacted, the… Read more »

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DE Relief Grants and HELP Loans Update

DE Relief Grants: From the start of the DE Relief Grants program, one of the requirements has been that recipients need to have experienced a revenue decline in 2020 compared to 2019. If they claimed the grant but did not experience a revenue decline, they would have to pay back the grant with interest. The… Read more »

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How to Set up an Online Presence for Your Business

Establish Your Digital Presence If there’s one thing we learned about small businesses in 2020, it’s that nothing is set in stone. We’ve seen business models disrupted, customer habits and behaviors altered, and businesses transformed. Many of these changes involved adopting new technologies and embracing digital strategies. Now, let’s explore how adopting digital strategies can… Read more »

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New $10,000 EIDL Grants: Do You Qualify?

The Economic Aid Act signed December 27, 2020, includes additional funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) loans and grants. This article includes information about the Targeted EIDL grant application process provided by the SBA. Congress has allocated another $20,000,000,000 in EIDL grants (advances) in the new stimulus bill. By way of background, the CARES… Read more »

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DE Relief Grants Application Portal Reopens

The Division of Small Business is pleased to announce that its DE Relief Grants portal is accepting new applications. This means that small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have not applied in earlier rounds will have the opportunity to apply for this relief program presented by the State of Delaware and New Castle County using federal CARES… Read more »

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Governor Carney, DPH Announce Transition to Vaccinate Phase 1B

Registration for new DE Vaccine Roster to open Wednesday Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Tuesday, January 19, that the state will transition to Phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination plan starting today, with a focus on persons 65 and up. More than 200,000 Delawareans qualify for vaccination in… Read more »

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U.S. SBA Delaware Office to Host Twice-Per-Week Zoom Sessions Outlining the Re-Opened Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Delaware Office will host twice-per-week Zoom sessions outlining the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and fielding questions from session participants regarding the program, including its application and loan forgiveness processes. The Zoom sessions will be held at 3:00 p.m. EST every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and… Read more »

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Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Locations in Sussex County (1/11/21-1/15/21)

Sussex County Pop-Up Testing Locations: Monday, January 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Rehoboth City Hall (229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971) Register: Monday, January 11 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Woodbridge Middle School (307 S Laws St, Bridgeville, DE 19933) Register: Tuesday, January 12 from 10 a.m. – 6… Read more »