Month: September 2014

How to Succeed in Business With No Car, No Diploma, No Cash and No Experience By Kathy Canavan Senior Staff Writer Leonard Roach didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life – until he became a farmer. “I don’t have a lot of social skills. I was diagnosed with a lot of things,”…

By Rana Fayez Social media staff writer The Wilmington Renaissance Corporation has a vision of revitalizing an area in downtown Wilmington as a creative district. The vision is built around artist- owned properties containing galleries, performance spaces and studios on street- level with apartments and living spaces on floors above to provide a sense of…

By Christi Milligan Senior Staff Writer Building upon the success of the last two years, Downtown Delaware’s Project Pop-Up is awarding 13 entrepreneurs rent-free properties during the high- traffic holiday season. The leases are the culmination of an intense vetting process for coordinators Diane Laird and Ken Anderson, who spent hours scouting properties, reviewing and…

By Christi Milligan Senior Staff Writer In an era when ideas are pushed through social media channels and “shares” and “retweets” are the measure of their popularity, events like TED and Ignite talks and 1 Million Cups events offer an opportunity for featured participants to gain a live audience. Their Delaware counterparts have successfully introduced…

By Jonah Berger and Tony Heyl Knowledge @ Wharton If your social media feeds haven’t been clogged with videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge recently, then you’re in the minority. The campaign involves people dumping buckets of ice water on themselves (or being doused by others), sharing a video of the experience and nominating others…

By Rana Fayez DBT Staff Writer Roughly 300 indoor trampoline parks have opened around the country and the number is rapidly increasing as an average of five to six trampoline parks open each month. In just two years, two parks have opened in Delaware — Stratosphere in Wilmington and Launch in Newark. International franchise Sky…

By Sam Waltz Publisher, Delaware Business Times Delaware is well- positioned for growth over the next decade, according to Delaware Governor Jack Markell, with a blended and balanced portfolio of business activity that will aid Delaware’s economy. In an exclusive interview with the Delaware Business Times, the Governor cited the following: Continued investment and job…