Sussex County’s ‘Open for Business’ Free Workshop

Open For Business Flier 2017

Sussex County’s ‘Open for Business’ Announces

Free Workshop Schedule for 2017


Georgetown, DE – Are you an entrepreneur with an idea to start or expand your business?  Do you need help navigating through the red tape to get you on the path to success?  Launch your path to success in the new year on Thursday, January 19, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at “Open for Business.”

The Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) invites you to attend a free “Open for Business” workshop any third Thursday of the month except December, January 19 through December 21, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center located at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, 21911 Rudder Lane in Georgetown.

2017 marks the sixth year that SEDAC has hosted these free “one stop” business development events.  More than 15 professionals from county and state agencies, colleges, business advocacy and resource organizations attend each week to provide:

  • Free business development consultations
  • Information on state and county licensing and permitting
  • Financial resources and business coaching
  • Networking with other business start-ups
  • Brainstorming with experts

Agencies and organizations that typically attend each month include:  The Center for Enterprise Development; Delaware State University; Delaware Economic Development Office;  Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership; University of Delaware’s Delaware Small Business Development Center; Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center; Delaware Technical & Community College’s Entrepreneur Center; SCORE Delaware; Southern Delaware Tourism; U.S. Small Business Administration; Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity; Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Delaware Department of Transportation; USDA; U.S. Census Bureau; Women’s Business Center; and the Delaware State Housing Authority.

There is no advance reservation required; however, if you have questions, please contact Bill Pfaff at the Small Business Development Center, 302-856-1555; visit the website at; follow us on Facebook,; or follow us on Twitter,

Sussex County’s Open for Business 2017 Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 19

Thursday, February 16

Thursday, March 16

Thursday, April 20

Thursday, May 18

Thursday, June 15

Thursday, July 20

Thursday, August 17

Thursday, September 21

Thursday, October 19

Thursday, November 16

No December meeting