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Jeffrey O’Brien spends his work days doing what many can’t wait to get free time for: touring the waterways around Newport. O’Brien, pictured above, center, owns Gansett Cruises. His wooden boat, the M/V Gansett, holds 49 passengers. Business has been good enough that the Providence native is considering a second boat to serve the Watch Hill area of Westerly. more
If you’re like most small-business owners, you spend a large portion of your time trying to find new customers while providing great service to the ones you have. At the same time, you’re hustling to handle 101 day-to-day tasks required to run your business, and perhaps manage a team of employees or independent contractors as well. more
The Rhode Island office of the Small Business Administration is sponsoring two workshops to assist companies in using social media to add to the bottom line. more
Rhode Island ranks as the least friendly state in the U.S. for small business, according to a new survey by Thumbtack.com of 12,000 entrepreneurs. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform released a report last week outlining key findings and recommendations from period two of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
Many people place a negative spin on the notion of accountability. For them it’s something that only comes up when something goes wrong or expected results just don’t happen. But accountability is really much broader than that and encompasses the good, as well as the bad. more
Dozens of online business directories carry profiles of millions of small businesses. These include major search firms such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Internet yellow pages, social media sites and dozens of smaller players. more
On its face, a nearly 30 percent drop in the amount of capital pumped into the Rhode Island economy by U.S. Small Business Administration-supported and -related loans could be seen as a sign of a weakening business climate in the state. But that would be too simplistic a view. more
The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has released a report outlining key findings and recommendations from period three of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
It’s not that having an awards luncheon calling attention to some of the Ocean State’s biggest small-business success stories is not a big deal, because it is. more
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