Sussex County’s “Open for Business” Set for November 17

Georgetown, DE – Are you planning to open, purchase or expand a business in Sussex County?  Do you need assistance with business plan writing, marketing or getting ready to apply for financing?

You are invited to attend Sussex County’s “Open for Business,” a free business development session for existing and startup businesses, on Thursday, November 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, located at 21911 Rudder Lane in Georgetown at the Delaware Coastal Airport. 

Sponsored by the Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee Inc., (SEDAC) Sussex County Open for Business is held the third Thursday of the month and offers  free, one-stop access to an array of organizations, agencies and resource partners who assist small businesses in funding, business consulting and training in Sussex County.

“Whether you’re a startup or established business looking for assistance in writing a business plan, marketing, business continuity planning or working with financial institutions, you can find it at Sussex County Open for Business,” said Bill Pfaff, Assistant State Director of the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SEDAC Member. 

Launched in 2010, Sussex County Open for Business has fostered support and growth for startups and well-established businesses representing a broad spectrum of sectors in the county including manufacturing, construction, retail, restaurants and services. 

Some of the organizations that will be on hand November 17 include the Delaware Small Business Development Center, Sussex County Economic Development Office, The Center for Enterprise Development; Delaware State University; Delaware Economic Development Office;  Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center; Delaware Technical & Community College’s Entrepreneur Center; SCORE Delaware; Southern Delaware Tourism; Sussex County Economic Development Office; U.S. Small Business Administration; Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity; Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Delaware Department of Transportation; USDA and the Delaware State Housing Authority.

For more information about Sussex County Open for Business contact Bill Pfaff at 302-856-1555; visit the website at; follow us on Facebook,; or follow us on Twitter,