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Small Business
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In the constant quest to improve profitability, small-business owners explore many options. They ramp up marketing, improve service, hire sales reps and try to upsell existing customers. These and other things can certainly have a positive impact on short-term profits. more
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.” more
Across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Arden Engineering Constructors has worked on heating and air conditioning, fire-protection sprinkler systems and other mechanical engineering systems. Their clients include businesses big and small, hospitals and universities, said President and CEO Robert Bolton. more
Elmwood Sports owner Steve Moracco expanded his cramped screen-printing operation at his Cranston business with the help of a $150,000 loan through Bank Rhode Island. It was one of a growing number of federally backed loans in Rhode Island and nationwide last fiscal year. more
The work of Pawtucket-based Arden Engineering Constructors LLC can be found in businesses, hospitals and universities across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. One of the company’s recent projects, a 12 megawatt cogeneration system at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. in North Kingstown, was recognized by state officials for its energy efficiency. The firm also installed the heating, plumbing and fire-protection systems for Providence Place mall. Above, Jeff Potter, Arden vice president, with pipe welder Steve Daiute, welding a seam on a section of high-pressure steam pipe. more
Citizens Bank last week launched a new business checking account service, claiming a quarter of all small business owners comingle company and personal finances. more
The couple loved certain wines made by small, family vineyards from Long Island to upstate New York to Napa Valley. But those labels could not be found on Rhode Island retail shelves or restaurant menus. So Jesse Sgro and Anne Sage opened a … more
A new “buy local” campaign, dubbed “Indie Week,” runs Wednesday through July 7, providing special discounts from participating businesses. more
One of the earliest Providence landmark restaurants is closing its doors. Rue de L’Espoir, on Hope Street for 39 years, will serve its last meals on Aug. 9, proprietor Deb Norman announced Monday. more
Ross Nelson of Cox Business has been elected chairman of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. more
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