Management
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I’ve been attending clubs and meetings for networking for the better part of 25 years. more
For almost any small business, credibility is critical. If you aren’t credible, customers won’t trust in your ability to deliver a good product or service, and are more likely to take their business elsewhere. Lack of credibility also leads to a poor reputation, more complaints and unkind reviews on social media. more
What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong. more
Direct selling may never totally shed the image of Tupperware and restless housewives that make it seem stuck in the 1960s. But the loosely affiliated networks of independent salespeople pitching to friends and acquaintances make up a formidable industry. Timothy J. Brown, president of Jamie Oliver at Home North America, is a longtime champion of direct selling and believes its heyday is now. After leaving Taunton direct-sales firm Princess House in 2006, Brown was looking for his next project when he fell under the spell of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, whose commercial empire has only begun to reach across the Atlantic. more
Businesses will play an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness and recovery with the anticipated official launch this month of a public-private partnership called the Rhode Island Business Alliance, said Pete Gaynor, director of emergency management for Providence. more
Local companies large and small are hiring unemployed veterans wherever they can – some in new efforts and others through established programs. more
The only business school in the state offering a doctorate, the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration shows no signs of slowing a longstanding commitment to growth. more
Houston-based oil-rig consulting firm The Athens Group first started using a quality-management system from Traction Software Inc. of Providence six years ago for an upcoming push for ISO 9001 certification. more
Mark Stewart has a vision to make “extreme customer service” the priority of the restructured Rhode Island Small Business Development Center. more
Depending on your industry, hard-to-deal-with clients or customers are common for many small businesses. They either seem indifferent, call at all hours or constantly question your judgment. The good news, said Andrew Sobel, a client-relationship expert, is that rather than “firing” them, the right approach can improve the situation and even turn them into loyal fans. more
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