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Small Business
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Many small-business owners would rather do almost anything than spend time keeping the books, preparing invoices or dealing with other financial and tax issues. It’s tempting to focus on the more exciting and seemingly beneficial things such as digital marketing, networking with colleagues, building a social media presence and simply selling. more
A slowdown in military orders due to budget cuts last year nearly ruined Newport-based Wild Things LLC, a provider of outerwear and tactical clothing. “The military didn’t order anything for months,” CEO Edward Schmults recalled. But some belt-tightening and the closing of a New Hampshire office helped the company survive. The firm is now expanding its military product line for year-round use and is making strides in the consumer market. Above, Schmults, left, and Chief Operating Officer Frank Tarrantino research fabrics for new fire-retardant combat pants. more
When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the North Smithfield-based company started looking for a solution. That was in 2011. The result was a scratch-resistant product that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. The new product, unveiled in 2012, has led to strong growth, says owner Michael Black. Above, Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. more
Family-owned businesses are a fixture of American enterprise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70 percent of all businesses in the U.S. are family businesses of one kind or another. And while most of them are small, many big companies – even in the Fortune 500 – are family controlled. more
PROVIDENCE – State revenue collections have “outperformed expectations on a fiscal year-to-date basis since September and have showed renewed strength … with the inclusion of February revenue,” state Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly said last week. more
PROVIDENCE – A General Assembly bill would quadruple Rhode Island’s existing distributed-generation program. more
There’s more to sailing in Rhode Island than sun, sea breezes and drinks at the yacht club. more
The Rhode Island Business Competition has announced the 10-member judging panel for its 2014 contest, which will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 when the winners are named in May. more
Food & Wine magazine has nominated two Rhode Island chefs to compete in the fourth annual People’s Best New Chef award contest, which honors talented up-and-coming culinary professionals who have run their own kitchens for fewer than five years. more
Lisa Konicki is going full-speed ahead 17 years into her role as executive director of the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce. more
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