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Small Business
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The son of Hispanic immigrants, Jose Batista didn't know he wanted to be a lawyer until late in the game. "I always thought about college, but never law school. It wasn't in my vocabulary," said the South Providence native and owner of Jose … more
With her Olympia Spritz and The Bitter Saint drinks, Willa Van Nostrand entered the family trade – bartending – with Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails in 2011. The daughter of an herbalist/midwife and bartender, she began mixing … more
Danny Warshay is shaping Brown University's strategy on entrepreneurship. The 1987 Brown graduate is the founding executive director of the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at the school. He has taught entrepreneurship at … more
Most college seniors balance a full course load with, at most, part-time work. Then there's Joseph J. Strong, who takes his classes at Central Connecticut State University over four weekdays, then returns to Rhode Island each Friday to run a small … more
The CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse talks about its inaugural food-accelerator cohort and what it means to concentrate on one industry. more
The state treasurer plans to move $30 million in deposits to local banks and credit unions in an effort to encourage more small-business lending. more
Mark S. Hayward, the Rhode Island district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will serve as a temporary senior adviser to Linda E. McMahon, confirmed by Congress on Tuesday to head the federal agency. more
The threat of cyberattacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries. more
There's a Haitian proverb that the author Tracy Kidder made famous: "Beyond mountains there are mountains." It's a metaphor meant to say that when you solve a big, challenging problem, another one presents itself. It's not the most sunny, … more
It's no big secret that small businesses rule in Rhode Island. That's not to say big businesses play small roles, but with 96,166 small businesses employing more than half the state's private workforce – or 221,636 people – in 2012, the … more
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