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Rhode Island is competing with 49 other states to both attract and retain business. Without a vibrant business culture, it is difficult to envision how Rhode Island can sustain its fragile economy. I am reminded of the ending of the movie “Thelma and Louise” as our leaders appear to be aimlessly driving our state off the fiscal cliff. more
Pinpointing ways to save money for your business is a good thing. It helps you instill a lean operating mentality and creates discipline to put every dollar to work in the most efficient manner. more
Achieving breakout success as a small business in today’s highly competitive and increasingly complex business world requires exceptional efforts to develop clients and customers who rave about your company, and are willing to tell others. Failing to delight customers is more than a shame – it’s a slow road to business oblivion. more
In many industries, recent years of high unemployment have shielded companies from the consequences of increased worker mobility and turnover in the modern office. more
I get a ton of emails from people seeking insight or asking me to solve their sales dilemmas. Here are a few that may relate to your job, your life and (most important) your sales thought process right now. more
The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. more
The role that pricing plays in the financial structure and competitive profile of a small business is often misunderstood. Many business owners and entrepreneurs automatically assume that price increases put them at a disadvantage. But that’s not necessarily so if you have a clear strategy for setting prices at your business. Some pricing experts, for example, argue that small, strategically targeted price increases can actually give a company a competitive edge. more
Bryant University freshman Andrew Morgan did not like giving up three days of winter for a course that earned him a single credit. more
All outside salespeople have “windshield time” – the time you spend behind the wheel, or in some form of transportation, going to and from appointments. more
What makes a “top performer” a top performer? more
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