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Soon after Hayes & Sherry was formed in 1990, the New England banking crisis hit. In 1991 came the closing of 45 banks and credit unions throughout Rhode Island. It was not the best of times to start your own business. Yet the firm not only … more
In today’s hyper-competitive business climate, companies need to continuously refine their marketing strategies to ensure that internal resources are optimized and new business-development efforts are finely tuned. While business owners are usually on top of every detail of their new business efforts (i.e. how much are we spending to bring in new business this year), often the examination of the proper use of internal resources is lacking. more
We have retooled Rhode Island's Manufacturing Extension Partnership center this year. Polaris MEP is poised and ready to better support smaller manufacturing companies in the state. Ninety-five percent of the state's 1,600 manufacturers have fewer … more
The most important piece of news on the energy front isn't the plunge in oil prices, but the progress being made in battery technology. A new study in Nature Climate Change, by Bjorn Nykvist and Mans Nilsson of the Stockholm Environment Institute, … more
As a history major, I am intrigued by the origins of our great country. George Washington is a logical place to start. Last week, we celebrated his and Abraham Lincoln's birthday on … more
I NEVER LIKED FACEBOOK. I never cared what someone was having for lunch, who they were dating, where they just had their nails done or how cute they think their kid looks in a bunny suit. People tell … more
Like most businesspeople, you make a sincere attempt to pay your taxes accurately. However, sometimes your best efforts are not enough, especially with state and local taxes. Although it may be an innocent mistake, filing noncompliance can be very costly if it is first discovered by the state or local taxing jurisdiction. The taxpayer will not only be subject to tax and interest but also harsh penalties. 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
TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING down a busy street one evening when one paused and said, "Listen to those crickets chirping.""What crickets?" said the other person. "I don't hear any crickets. Hey, you!" He … more
How's it going? I mean this year so far? Accomplishing what you thought you would? On the path of amazing achievement? Or are you stuck in neutral, or worse, reverse? I am AGAINST "having … more
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