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Friday, January 25, 2013

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker - January 25, 2013

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker is a free service designed to keep you informed on current and pending legislation related to the Delaware Code, Delaware Corporate rules, regulations, and Delaware business matters.

Here's what is happening this week in Delaware Law:

The following Legislation affecting Title 6 - Commerce and Trade was acted upon by the General Assembly on 1/23/2013:

HB 19


This bill modifies the Prothonotary’s fee for filing a certification registering a trade name to make it consistent with the fee as set forth in Superior Court Civil Rule 77(h)F which is currently $25.00. The fee of $5.00 was set in 1980. In addition, this bill deletes the reference to recording the filing of the certificate in a “book.” The filing of a trade name or fictitious name certificate is docketed and recorded in a database.

Bill History:

Jan 23, 2013 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
Jan 16, 2013 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hiring Excellent Associates!

Associate –– P/T Newark office position available for a responsible, honest, hardworking person with good people skills who isn’t afraid to learn and to work. Mix of sales oriented customer service, data entry, and correspondence. Must have good phone, written, and in-person communication skills; must be organized. Must be able to work pleasantly and productively in a team environment.

Currently three open part time positions, which can grow to full time as training, experience, and excellent reviews occur. Typically start at 15 hours a week during initial training, which usually gets increased rapidly to 20 or more hours per week, as the applicant proves their worth to the enterprise and absorbs initial training. Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel proficiently, and be able and willing to learn new computer applications.

A pre-existing knowledge of Quickbooks is a plus. Pay starts at $9.25 per hour. Merit increases and career progression available to be earned. Fast paced multi-tasking environment in a growing company. Must be able to maintain a pleasant disposition and positive attitude under stressful conditions. Mandatory drug and background screening for all employees.

Send resume to: , or mail to: Delaware Intercorp, Inc, 111 Barksdale Professional Center, Newark, DE 19711; or fax to (302) 266-9940.

Monday, January 21, 2013

SBA Presidential Innovation Fellows Launch Innovative Online Contracting System: RFP-EZ

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, today launched a “beta” (pilot) version of RFP-EZ, a new online marketplace that streamlines the government contracting process, making it simpler for small businesses to find and bid on low-dollar contracts from federal agencies. 

The new program allows the government to source low-cost, high-impact solutions from innovative tech companies. A limited number of low-dollar contracts through RFP-EZ are now available at If successful, the pilot will be expanded to include more contracts for a more diverse group of innovative startups. 

“The federal government gets access to the most innovative startups, helping us lower costs and get more bang for the dollars we spend,” said Sean Greene, SBA’s Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation. “The small businesses get access to the largest customer in the world. It’s a win-win.” RFP-EZ also will enable the federal government to secure better and less expensive products and services, saving taxpayer dollars and improving results delivered. 

“The government procurement process can be complicated and intimidating, but the streamlined process helps save significant amounts of time for all types of business, especially high-growth startups,” said Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho. “RFP-EZ represents a unique opportunity for innovative startups in the Mid-Atlantic region and across the nation to easily access the federal government marketplace and, in turn, help fuel job growth throughout the country.”

By simply creating a company profile on the beta site, each small business can search and bid for contracts relevant to its skill set. A small business can easily search for an opportunity, see a statement of work, and bid all within the RFP-EZ web interface.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program launched in August 2012, pairs top innovators from the private sector, non-profits and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results. RFP-EZ is the first of five high-impact projects assigned to the fellows aimed at supporting entrepreneurs, small businesses and the economy, while significantly improving how the Federal Government serves the American people. 

The fellows who were picked to work with SBA and BusinessUSA to develop RFP-EZ were Clay Johnson, best-selling author, open government technologist and entrepreneur from Washington, DC; Jed Wood, interaction designer, web developer, and entrepreneur from Chicago, IL, and Adam Becker, web developer and co-founder of civic engagement startup GovHub from Oakland, CA.

The other Presidential Innovation Fellow projects included: MyGov, Open Data Initiatives, Blue Button for America and The 20% Initiative. To learn more about the fellowship and the projects, please visit:

BusinessUSA is a Presidential initiative designed to make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to access federal services and other resources. To learn more visit:


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