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Small Business
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The third annual Práctico Innovation showcase resulted in three winners, and each will receive $1,500 to take their business ideas to the next level. more
When employees lead unhealthy lifestyles, work productivity suffers and employers' health care costs can also go up if insurance claims rise. Such common scenarios are one reason many companies in recent years have turned to wellness … 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
Gerardo Reyes is tired of dealing with middlemen. "Trying to get my coffee from Guatemala is a long process. … We have to work with ports in New York, New Jersey and Florida," said the owner of the soon-to-open Chikondi Café in Central Falls. more
Pop-quiz time. Which of the following explains the inability of employers to fill open positions: n A lack of qualified workers? n Low pay? n Welfare state/transfer payments that make work unappealing? I'll try to … more
Now that the Rhode Island Foundation has created a road map to boost opportunities for small-business success in the Ocean State, who will step up to follow it? On Feb. 14, the foundation published "Rhode Island Small Business Supports," … more
Todd Thomas, founder of Tinker Bristol, a nonprofit manufacturing incubator and co-working space, talks about representing Rhode Island at the 2016 National Week of Makers held in Washington, D.C., in June. more
A June 2016 survey compiled by Tech Collective, Rhode Island's information technology and bioscience industry association, found that 51 percent of local information technology professionals work "core" tech sectors, such as IT services, software and network communications, while the remaining 49 percent work in IT-related positions in finance, health care, education and professional industries. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked among the 10 worst metropolitan areas for small-business growth in the United States, losing 625 small businesses over the four-year period measured by the American City Business Journals. more
Following last week’s announcement of Rhode Island’s Small Business Person of the Year, the U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday released the state’s other small-business award winners. more
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