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Small businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have until July 22 to apply for working capital loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration reminded businesses on Thursday. more
Main Street Formals was recognized by the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce as 2013 small business of the year on June 20th. more
For generations, hand-painted business signs were the backdrops for American central business districts, providing a unique splash of color and lettering to each Main Street. more
With many financial services easily accessible online and on smartphones, some banks in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts are sticking to the strategy of expanding the number of bricks-and-mortar branches as a valuable presence for consumer and commercial customers. more
SBA 504 loans are co-lender transactions whereby a commercial lender teams with an SBA CDC (Certified Development Company) lender and a borrower in a 50 percent/ 40 percent /10 percent structure. more
Rhode Island is competing with 49 other states to both attract and retain business. Without a vibrant business culture, it is difficult to envision how Rhode Island can sustain its fragile economy. I am reminded of the ending of the movie “Thelma and Louise” as our leaders appear to be aimlessly driving our state off the fiscal cliff. more
We all have a tendency to go into a lull over the summer. But summer is actually a great time to do a midyear review and make some smart moves for your business while your competitors are taking it easy. more
A growing Rhode Island energy beverage company started with one of those offhand, but perceptive, comments that rang true enough to launch a company. more
Surviving its first winter was a struggle for Providence Painted Signs, admits co-owner Shawn Gilheeney. But survive it did and Gilheeney, a Coventry native pictured above, and his company have been busy this year on their biggest project to date, the interior and exterior signs for the renovated Arcade in Providence’s Financial District. The company, founded by three local artists, is becoming known for its use of traditional fonts and has a growing client list of about 50. more
Confidence among U.S. small businesses climbed in May to a one-year high as the economic outlook over the next six months brightened. more
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