Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Solopreneurs: Self-employed in the extreme

By Kathy Canavan Debbie Peal sets her own hours and she doesn’t answer to anybody — except a few real animals. Debbie’s Critter Sitters, the name of Peal’s Wilmington business, is actually a misnomer. There’s just one sitter actually. Peal is a solopreneur —  an entrepreneur who works solo or has four or fewer employees.…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 400 guests crowded into the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building earlier this month for a chance to sample the best hospitality, food and drinks from some of Delaware’s top eateries at the fifth annual Taste of Delaware celebration. Co-hosted by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce…

Ron Gomes and Mike Rasmussen opened Painted Stave Distilling, the state’s first stand-alone craft distillery in November 2013, in the Old Smyrna Theater. Earlier this month, they celebrated the bottling and labeling of their first batch of Diamond State Bourbon Whiskey. Legislation allowing the businesses to open wasn’t passed until 2013 after Painted Stave and…