Updated October 25 at 2:44pm
Small Business
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PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation launched a statewide Buy Local campaign last week. "Buy Local RI" offers businesses and consumers a central website at www.buylocalri.org where merchants can market their products and services and … more
1 What's your take on the small-business market in Rhode Island? As in many other states, there is a strong core of people who are interested in starting or growing their small businesses. Small-business owners are passionate about their … more
Skimming above the water heading south toward Block Island aboard the Ava Pearl, a high-speed catamaran, in mid-October, a line of offshore wind turbines begins to grow ever-larger on the horizon. The excitement among the nearly 100 passengers – … more
Dennis Watson financed his first solar system for a homeowner in California in 2009. For the next five years, he helped roughly 2,000 more homeowners with financing to own solar systems. The introduction to the solar industry would … more
The Coalition for Responsible Business Finance this month unveiled its code of ethics and best practices, designed to raise the bar for transparency and disclosures in small-business lending. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration of Rhode Island this month graduated six small-business owners who successfully completed a federal training program that’s focused on businesses poised for growth. more
Nicole D'Andrea wanted her MacBook to fit inside her "Mr. Arrogant" handbag, one of several styles her company designs, so she put the zipper on the side. "I try to keep the pieces stylish but classic and functional," she explained. "I want … more
Graphic Ink Inc. opened its doors in 1997 with two employee-owners, including one who kept the books after-hours, after finishing her other job. Eighteen years later, the business on Warren Avenue in East Providence is still located in the … more
A recent survey from Citizens Bank found that one-quarter of small-business owners are using their personal bank accounts for their companies, instead of opening a separate account dedicated to the business. This practice creates risk – … more
The U.S. Small Business Administration of Rhode Island is hosting a “meet the lenders” event this month to help small-business owners connect with lenders to discuss financial needs. more
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