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The U.S. Small Business Administration has revised its size standards for the utilities and construction industries, redefining the maximum size a firm can be and still be considered a small business. 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
Professional and financial support for women entrepreneurs appears to be increasing in Rhode Island, ranging from established organizations such as The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and the Center for Women & Enterprise to newer groups like the PVD Lady Project, whose co-founder, Sierra Barter, explained the group’s mission as to “connect, inspire and showcase awesome women doing amazing things in Providence.” more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Mia A. Ackerman, D-Cumberland, has introduced a bill on behalf of Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts that would create a tax credit for small employers that implement a wellness program for employees. more
President Barack Obama is offering more Americans the chance to put away money for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring is currently accepting applications for its spring 2014 session. Betaspring provides a 12-week, mentorship-driven program along with work space, seed capital, legal counsel and access to investors and industry experts. more
Ever wonder how your business stacks up against direct competitors as well as others in your industry across the country? This is where the process of “benchmarking” comes in handy. Benchmarking basically provides a means for sizing up key aspects of your business against others like it. more
Up until the last five years, only a few cities in the world were home to their own for-profit startup accelerators and even fewer could offer evidence of whether the entrepreneurial boot camps would prove sustainable or lucrative. more
When it comes to using technology, one thing is clear: Small businesses that embrace it are growing faster than those that don’t. From mobile applications to social media, and cloud computing to data management, “new” ways of doing business centered around technology are taking hold and becoming the norm for millions of small and mid-sized firms nationwide. more
There are no brothers now at Scialo Bros. Bakery. The business that’s held a place on Atwells Avenue on Federal Hill in Providence since 1916 has been owned and operated since 1993 by sisters Carol Scialo Gaeta and Lois Scialo Ellis, who grew up living above the shop when their father ran the bakery. more
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