Start a Small Business
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development
The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is the primary point of contact for entrepreneurial and small business development in the State. DEDO is organized to meet the needs of entrepreneurs who may be developing a business, small business owners seeking relief from a volatile economic climate through Governor Jack Markell's Small Business LIFT program , and start-up, small, minority and woman-owned traditional businesses through our Delaware Access Program.
Register your business with the Division of Revenue, the Division of Unemployment Insurance and the Office of Workers Compensation. You can also link to the Division of Corporations to access incorporation forms and reserve a legal entity.
Incentives and Programs
Incorporate in Delaware
Incorporate in Delaware Topics Page
If you are seeking to incorporate in Delaware by forming an LLC, LP, LLP, S-Corp, C-Corp, or other business entity, more detailed information can be found on the Incorporate in Delaware Topics page.
Professional Regulation and Licensing
Division of Professional Regulation
Requirements for licensing and registration of professionals vary from specialty to specialty. Please visit the Division of Professional Regulation and select a specialty to learn more.
Did You Know?
The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the enduring symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.