A strengthening economy has allowed some Rhode Island business owners to let down their hair this holiday season and throw more-elaborate company parties, though others continue to seek less-conventional methods of celebration.
One of the nice things about running your own business is that you can take a tax deduction for 50 percent of expenses related to entertaining clients, customers or employees. There are, of course, rules. For example, you can deduct entertainment expenses only if they are both “ordinary” and “necessary” and meet one of two tests: the “directly related” test or the “associated test.”
In this rapidly changing world with a roller-coaster economy, the need and popularity of conferences for women have skyrocketed. Earlier this month, more than 10,000 women gathered at the Convention Center in Boston for the Massachusetts Conference for Women, where they learned new information and skills that will enable them to advance their careers and improve their lives. I have attended this conference for a few years, and witnessed its rapid growth.
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Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., private college presidents earned well under the million-dollar mark in 2012, according to a new report by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.