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If you hope to sell your business someday – even far into the future – the time to think about increasing its value is now, not when you decide to put it up for sale. CPAs and business brokers say that too many business owners are shocked to find out the business they’ve been building for years isn’t worth nearly as much as they thought. But there are things that you can do along the way to boost the value of your business, and make it more attractive to potential buyers. more
New Year’s resolutions are a pain. Lose 20 pounds. Eat better. Get in shape. Join the gym. Run three miles a day. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Stop (fill in the blank). more
Got attitude? "YES!" You all scream. A positive one? "YES!" You all scream. Wanna bet? I'll bet every one of you "thinks" you have a positive attitude, and the same amount of you have NEVER taken a course in it or studied … more
The General Assembly has begun hearings on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposed $8.63 billion budget for fiscal 2016. Her office describes it as a "forward-looking, balanced budget proposal rooted in the belief that every hardworking person deserves the … more
The first panel at the Feb. 26 Providence Business News Summit on Health Care Reform & The Insurance Exchange was slated to review the consequences of Obamacare five years out. And it started out that way, with Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & … more
I did my first big Twitter group tweet last week. It’s called a “tweetcast.” more
Nearly one in four people around the world use social media today, according to a 2013 report by eMarketer. Social media’s surge in popularity has caused a sea change in how people act and behave, as well as the image they portray, whether intentionally or not. more
It’s called cybersecurity, Internet security, data theft or a variety of other names. But whatever you call it, the problem is growing for small businesses of all kinds. From T-shirt makers, medical offices and wine shops, to sporting goods stores, dog kennels and non-profits, small businesses are falling victim to data theft and other types of “cybercrimes” at a high rate. more
It doesn’t get much publicity compared with other home-mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave. more
I'm fortunate to lead a health system that is a joint venture of two respected Rhode Island hospitals – Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital – and Prospect Medical Services, a company with more than 20 years of … more
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