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Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Knowing the answer could keep your business out of serious trouble with state and federal taxing authorities. more
Gulpfish.com, a startup online search network that connects job seekers with prospective employers, has had some rapid growth in four years, despite a small revenue stream. more
Packaging 2.0 President Michael Brown was running a social enterprise before he even identified with the term – generally, a nonprofit or for-profit venture with dual goals of being successful in business and generating positive social impact. more
When finding a job is difficult – or seems nearly impossible – one option is to hire yourself by starting a business. more
Following their passions led this year’s Innovation Fellows to concrete projects that have the potential to affect the food and textile industries in Rhode Island, and perhaps beyond. more
In the late 1980s, when Erik Warner became a part-owner of TJ Russell Supply, the future looked bright. more
Whether it feels like it or not, the long-awaited economic recovery has begun! more
The business name Top This! Fire-Grilled Pizza Crusts is both a challenge to competitors and an invitation to consumers, owner Roger Dwyer says. more
Unpredictable weather, changing fish populations and federal regulation continue to challenge the region’s commercial-fishing industry. But the business of supplying that industry remains strong for family-owned Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply, which expanded to a 21,000-square-foot New Bedford building last July. Above, owner Reidar Bendiksen, left, and son Tor Bendiksen, chief operating officer; with employees Meghan Lapp, front, and Sarah Fortin. The women are building a groundfish net. more
A business that serves commercial fishermen has built-in challenges, among them weather, changing fish populations and federal regulations that substantially impact planning and development. To survive and thrive, a marine design and supply business has to be nimble, innovative and just plain determined. more
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