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Small Business
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In the constant quest to improve profitability, small-business owners explore many options. They ramp up marketing, improve service, hire sales reps and try to upsell existing customers. These and other things can certainly have a positive impact on short-term profits. more
One of the nice things about running your own business is that you can take a tax deduction for 50 percent of expenses related to entertaining clients, customers or employees. There are, of course, rules. For example, you can deduct entertainment expenses only if they are both “ordinary” and “necessary” and meet one of two tests: the “directly related” test or the “associated test.” more
Across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Arden Engineering Constructors has worked on heating and air conditioning, fire-protection sprinkler systems and other mechanical engineering systems. Their clients include businesses big and small, hospitals and universities, said President and CEO Robert Bolton. more
Elmwood Sports owner Steve Moracco expanded his cramped screen-printing operation at his Cranston business with the help of a $150,000 loan through Bank Rhode Island. It was one of a growing number of federally backed loans in Rhode Island and nationwide last fiscal year. more
The work of Pawtucket-based Arden Engineering Constructors LLC can be found in businesses, hospitals and universities across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. One of the company’s recent projects, a 12 megawatt cogeneration system at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. in North Kingstown, was recognized by state officials for its energy efficiency. The firm also installed the heating, plumbing and fire-protection systems for Providence Place mall. Above, Jeff Potter, Arden vice president, with pipe welder Steve Daiute, welding a seam on a section of high-pressure steam pipe. more
When Beth Cunha tells her students how some of the United States’ best colleges and universities are right here in Rhode Island, she often hears the response: “It doesn’t matter, Miss. I wouldn’t get in anyway. I don’t have the money and ‘they’ would never give someone like me a scholarship.” more
The political purpose behind the proposals to combat gun violence that Hillary Clinton introduced last week may be to outflank her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. On this issue, he's been a shrinking violet. But … more
Curious about how the lobster gets from the ocean floor to the plate? A new business in Newport gives city visitors a hands-on demonstration of lobster trapping, explaining how they are caught, and adds the option of a steamed dinner at the end of … more
In July, Dean Warehouse Services Inc. added another location in Rhode Island, purchasing an empty, 175,000-square-foot building in the Hopkinton village of Ashaway. The site has already attracted interest from a Connecticut company with a … more
Mount Dream is an online network that aims to give would-be entrepreneurs a private source of consumer feedback on new or recently launched business ventures. "My goal is to be the first place people turn with their everyday ideas to see if … more
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