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Startup accelerator Betaspring’s use of $1.4 million in federal State Small Business Credit Initiative funds may have violated U.S. Treasury Department requirements, according to an audit conducted by Lyon Park Associates. more
I recently visited a local service business that had a seating area outfitted with a desktop computer so patrons can check email or take care of other tasks online while they wait. Attached to the computer was a bright yellow sign, saying: “If you had a fantastic experience today, please feel free to Yelp us! If not, we are sad and management would like to hear from you.” more
Paul Shire’s restaurant, 2 Pauls City Grill in East Providence, celebrated its first year in November, but snowstorms and bitter cold prevented him from launching a value menu to celebrate – until now. more
The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has released a report outlining key findings and recommendations from period three of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
A total of 1,989 new business entities registered with the R.I. Secretary of State’s Business Services Division in the first three months of 2014, the secretary’s office announced Thursday. more
More than 1,600 startups from 41 U.S. states and 50 countries have applied for the 2014 MassChallenge competition, a worldwide contest now in its fifth year, the startup accelerator announced Friday. more
It’s not that having an awards luncheon calling attention to some of the Ocean State’s biggest small-business success stories is not a big deal, because it is. more
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
The R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has issued policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in medical practice. more
Kickstarter, the service whose name has become synonymous with crowdfunding, has simplified its rules and will cut down on vetting projects. This controversial move is designed to reinforce a truth the current money-oriented startup community keeps forgetting: If an idea is crazy and unfeasible, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be funded. more
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