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Friday, January 15, 2021
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Saving our stages

Good afternoon, One of the best things to come out of the recently signed $900 billion coronavirus bill is the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. The program is offered for businesses and nonprofits  that have been affected...
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To the surprise of few, Delaware makes worst driver list

Good afternoon, I see a lot of best and worst of lists. Many are of limited value due to the use of incomplete or old data. One recent report ranked Delaware ninth among states with the...
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Checking out the state’s coronavirus briefings

Good afternoon, Business people would be well advised  to invest some time during the week to check out John Carney's  Covid-19 briefing, even if your're not a fan of the governor. (Click here to check...
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Private equity buyouts continue

Hello everyone, Last week, we saw yet another example of the trend toward smaller businesses being acquired by private equity. This trend has been going on for years, thanks in part to low interest rates that...
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Those newsy weekends

Good afternoon, Weekends used to be quiet on the Delaware Business Now website. Not that many years ago, we took a look at traffic figures on a Saturday morning and found a grand total of...
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Delaware’s pandemic and mentioning the T word

Good afternoon, Largely overlooked in the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday was another sad milestone. Delaware ended up with a one-day record number for coronavirus cases, with more than 1,240 testing positive.  The...
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Opinion: The stimulus sugar high

By Dr. John Stapleford Stapleford is with the Center for Economic Policy and Analysis, Caesar Rodney Institute Newark. The article was written prior to the passage of the most recent stimulus bill, which includes a...
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Mob behavior

Hello everyone, It will take some time to put things in perspective after yesterday's terrible events. I'll leave that job to the pundits. At first blush, the day was reminiscent of several months ago in Wilmington...
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Vaccines – Now comes the hard part

Good afternoon, One of our most popular stories over the holidays was a post on the progress of Covid-19 vaccinations in Delaware. For newsletter readers, an update is above. The key link in the post was...
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Delaware Business Now’s top stories from a dreadful 2020

Happy New Year, Warning - You may not want to relive those memories that will come from the 30 most-read stories during the dreadful year of  2020 that come from the  Delaware Business Now website. Fortunately,...