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Small Business
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When small businesses with little collateral need loans, they often find it difficult to meet the lending standards of traditional banks. A new program administered by the Rhode Island Black Business Association hopes to open more financial … 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 small business that ignores social media is closing the door to potential customers. But finding time to maintain a social media presence can be a challenge for overworked managers and owners, who already wear many hats. That's … more
Graphic Ink Inc. opened its doors in 1997 with two employee-owners, including one who kept the books after-hours, after finishing her other job. Eighteen years later, the business on Warren Avenue in East Providence is still located in the … 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
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
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
William A. “Bill” White is president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, which for the second consecutive year made the most loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration flagship 7(a) Loan Program in Rhode Island. White talks with Providence Business News about the program, how it’s a part of the bank’s growth strategy and what trends he’s seeing in the state’s lending market. more
(Updated 10:55 a.m.) Thomas Parsons Kellogg III, president of ParsonsKellogg LLC, has been named Rhode Island’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
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