How To Start A Business In Delaware
Entrepreneurship in Delaware
Delaware natives have invented everything from kevlar to spacesuits. And for those gelatin lovers out there, Delaware also boasts its advancements in the Jello industry at its well known Kraft plant in Dover. So it's no wonder that so many great entrepreneurs have come from Delaware.
With people like Bob Gore (founder of Gore Tex), and Patrick Callihan (Managing Partner of Zip Code Wilmington) to look up to, the people of Delaware love to lead entrepreneurial teams that change the world.
Home to the world's largest population of horseshoe crabs, and a staggering amount of chemical companies (DuPont being the most famous), the nation's first state is a great place to start your small business.
Registering Your Business
Registering your business is one of the first steps to success.
And with Delaware’s 90 dollar fee for starting an LLC, it's important you get it right.
Decide what kind of model is right for you (LLP, LLC, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship). Most small businesses start with an LLC. If you’d like an LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp done for you, we’d be happy to do that on your behalf.
Before you start your business, look around to understand the market in Delaware.
With an abundance of rich natural resources, Delaware has a ton of business potential.
According to TaxFoundation.org, Delaware ranks an awesome 2nd for the sales tax rank, and 13th in the overall race for the best business tax climate.
Another good way to understand Delaware ’s market is to visit your local Chambers of Commerce.
You can use your local chamber of commerce to identify opportunities and threats in your local community. It’s a great way to get started on the bottom 2 quadrants of your SWOT analysis.
We’d recommend looking through it and identifying competitors in your industry, and identify the points of parity you need to live up to, and how to better leverage your points of differentiation.
Delaware is full of hard working people that can be amazing assets to your company.
Unemployment rate in Delaware:
Information from Delaware.gov
Average annual salary in Delaware:
30 dollars an hour
Information from Zip Recruiter
Education levels for residents of 25 and older:
High school degree or higher:
Bachelor degree or higher:
Information from World Population Review
Price index yearly growth: 14.43%
Medium house price: 251,100 dollars
National average house price: 269,039 dollars
Delaware is a unique place to start a business. We hope that the resources and points we brought up here will help you start a business there.
If you’d like to dive deeper into how to start a business, check out our much longer article How To Start A Business. Use both of them to get started on the right foot from day one.
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