<p>Do not fall for the hype - the truth about grants is that very few if any federal grants are available to individuals. The federal government does, however, award grants to state and local governments to help them with economic development, and these are the grants you might be able to take advantage of in financing your small business.</p><p>For more than thirty years Wilmington Women in Business has been helping women start and grow their businesses. Wilmington Women in Business provides a forum for personal and professional development to empower women, promote growth as leaders, make valuable connections, and to develop strategies to lead balanced lives.</p><p>The National Association of Business Women Delaware enables women business owners to grow by coming together to share mutual experiences, exchange information and develop business skills. As an affiliate of NAWBO&#39;s Washington, D.C. National Headquarters and one of 80 chapters nationwide, the Delaware Chapter offers the resources and networking opportunities both locally and nationally for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.</p><p>The Delaware OMWBE provides assistance to minority and/or women business enterprises in competing for the provision of commodities, services, and construction to State departments, agencies, authorities, school districts, higher education institutions and all businesses. Learn how to get certified and list your business in the directory of Minority and Women Business Enterprises.</p><p>According to the DE SCORE website, over 30 volunteer counselors participate in SCORE® in Delaware, and their combined experience and knowledge could match most Business School faculties. Our goal is to help businesses throughout Delaware and in nearby areas be successful by creating an on-going relationship with the entrepreneur and passing on our business knowledge gained through experience.</p><p>The Chamber of Commerce offers business tips, ideas, support, and data to help you start and grow your business. Subscribe to free newsletters, attend meetings and networking events and connect with other Delaware business men and women.</p><p>The Network to Encourage Women&#39;s Support, NEWS4Women, promotes economic growth for Delaware women, advocates for social issues affecting families, and unites women in Delaware to provide a powerful voice through programs, information, and an active social network.</p><p>Join other Delaware business women on Facebook or attend a face-to-face meeting in either Newark or Middletown.</p>DelawareBlack.com is a great source for news about black businesses, events, entertainment, and more. This site also features many great updates and articles geared towards the interests of business women.