Start a Small Business
Business First Steps
Do you have an idea for a new business? Use this site to get started on your State of Delaware licenses, certifications and permits. Already running a business? Use this site to get information about renewals or expansion, and connect to State Agencies.
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.
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?
Today about 500 descendants of the original Nanticoke Indians reside in Delaware. They celebrate their heritage each September with the Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow. nanticokeindians.org