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, start-up, small, minority and woman-owned traditional businesses through our Delaware Access Program.
Wilmington Small Business Support Center [Non-State Link]
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.