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The University of Rhode Island has been awarded the contract to operate the state’s Small Business Development Center, according to a release sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday. The announcement comes as Johnson & Wales University ends its eight-year stewardship of the center, which is dedicated to helping small businesses in the state by providing individual counseling, group programs and other services. more
Hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis and volcanoes disrupt travel plans. The globe is dotted with political uprisings. Travelers still have to deal with the standard concerns of canceled flights and sudden illness. more
Many people place a negative spin on the notion of accountability. For them it’s something that only comes up when something goes wrong or expected results just don’t happen. But accountability is really much broader than that and encompasses the good, as well as the bad. more
North Kingstown’s Lafayette Mill got a boost Dec. 9 with the addition of Bridge Technical Talent, which consolidated offices in East Greenwich and Warwick and moved 20 employees into 4,000 square feet of space. The mill has 80 percent occupancy. The Hive has also been a catalyst since opening in September, offering co-working space in 2,500 square feet. Pictured on left is James Wright, partner at Bridge and Michael Baker, Advantage Group owner, at Bridge’s new office. more
Peter Manickas, the third-generation owner of Attleboro-based Metal Tile Technology, sees great opportunity in speaking with other business owners, and not just for the networking one may expect. Manickas is one of 15 Rhode Island and Massachusetts business owners taking part in a group called the Entrepreneurial Exchange, an 18-month-old organization that prides itself on candor. “It’s not networking, although networking happens. It’s not coaching,” he said. “This is more intimate. ... We share our successes and failures and challenges.” Above, Manickas works with employee Angalissa Reyes. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
Small businesses nationwide reported improved optimism as 2013 drew to a close, and reports of capital spending increased significantly, but the index measuring business owners’ sentiment in December still fell below previous mid-year readings and trailed the pre-2008 recession average by six points, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
A Northeast college once brought in John V. Carvalho III, president and CEO of Apollo Safety, in the middle of the night after a minor toxic gas leak forced evacuation of a building. more
Credibility is crucial in business. If you have that, everything else gets a little easier. But even if you exude credibility, it’s easy to slip up from time to time. A few missed deadlines or unkept promises can sabotage credibility in an instant. more
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