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Delaware Center for Enterprise Development


The Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) has a proven record of providing programs and services for entrepreneurs in the state of Delaware. DCED assists in starting and growing businesses through an array of services. The mission of the Delaware Center for Enterprise Development is to educate current and prospective entrepreneurs and enterprise managers through training programs, technical and managerial assistance and by providing access to capital. DCED provides business training and entrepreneurial education for youth and adults; operates a commercial kitchen incubator; provides specialized classes and workshops for small business owners; offers one-on-one technical assistance to entrepreneurs and manages “The Garage” the new innovation and makerspace in the College of Business.

The DCED staff can provide technical assistance in all areas of business start-up and development. Many clients are in the pre-venture stage and require basic knowledge for starting a business. DCED assists these clients by offering unlimited free one-on-one consulting sessions to guide each business through the start-up process. DCED also provides free or low-cost workshops and training to support business success and growth. The strengths of DCED are primarily in its ability to deliver timely, high-quality training and consulting services to entrepreneurs while assisting them with access to markets and networks.  

If you are a start-up or established business owner who needs to strengthen your business knowledge and skills to move to the next level, I hope you will take advantage of the services offered by DCED. We welcome the opportunity to support your entrepreneurial endeavors; and we look forward to serving you!

Lillie Crawford