Month: January 2015

By Kathy Canavan Wishing for a tax do-over for 2014? Self-employed businesspeople staring at envelopes full of receipts might wish for a financial makeover. Your bread is baked for 2014, unless a financial professional can help you, but taking the right steps now could prevent snafus on your 2015 taxes. We asked three Delaware-certified public…

In an average month, 180 people are born, 187 die, and 280 move there. By Kathy Canavan Sussex County grew jobs faster than both Delaware and the United States in 2014. Jobs were up almost 18 percent. Unemployment, which stood at 8 percent in 2010, dropped to 6.1 percent for 2014. Edward Simon, workforce analyst…

When it comes to Government and Business, ordinarily, from the Business viewpoint, less Government is better. Tension is inherent in the relationship, but, for each, the other is often the 500-pound gorilla. Acknowledging that, here’s a list of a dozen things we’d like to see Gov. Markell and the General Assembly consider in 2015. Some…

By Kathy Canavan An updated website dubbed Transparent Delaware is a treasure trove of easy-to-access business information and just plain gossip. Did you ever wonder how many state contracts your competitors are getting? The state paid vendors $4.7 billion last year, and the site shows which businesses got that state money. That’s valuable information whether…