Substratum is a tech company that specializes in creating software around supporting a decentralized web using cryptocurrency.

Visit the Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University for services, training, access to student workers and project teams and low-cost offices and co-working space.


This link will open an email to our team. Please include the type of business you are wanting to start and your primary contact information. We will contact you to set up a meeting.


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What's your dream?

What do you want to do or sell?

What type of business do you want to open? Whom is it targeted? How will your product(s) or service(s) be sold or delivered? What are the upfront costs associated with opening this type of business? Long term costs? Is it homebased, facility based or online?

This is the research and homework you can do before we meet for the first time. Know as much about what you would like to accomplish as possible.'s Trendcast is a handy resource for exploring different product or service ideas.

Is there a market for that in Delaware or elsewhere?

So where and who do you think is your market? Let's find out. During our initial meeting we will discuss how we can utilize one of our partners such as the Woltemade Center at Ohio Wesleyan University to conduct a low cost or free market study to make sure there is a market or find your market. Perhaps the market is already saturated or, perhaps it is untouched. It is best to find these things out before going any further.

The Delaware County District Library's Business Gateway also hosts a ton of resources such as Gale's Demographics Now where you can search these expensive resources for information such as spending habits for FREE!

Are you prepared to be an entrepreneur?

Are you trying to go into business for yourself so that you can have a schedule that works around your life and you can manage your own hours? Think again! Starting and operating a business of any type is a lifestyle and NOT JUST A JOB.

You'll find yourself managing books at 2 a.m. after you ushered your last customer out the door hours ago and your kids went to bed. You'll have to adjust your schedule to meet the needs of your customers. It is all about your customers and not any longer about you. Not only will your customers be your boss, but if you have employees, they will as well!

This handy article on has a simple 4 point test to determine whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur:

"4 Tests to Tell if Your Ready to be An Entrepreneur," -

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