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Small Business
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Lending to small businesses through U.S. Small Business Administration programs is on the upswing in Rhode Island, thanks in large measure to the efforts of community banks, although a traditional SBA powerhouse is back on course in the Ocean State. more
Allan Tear, a co-counder and managing partner at the startup accelerator Betaspring, has seen firsthand how government can boost the economy by providing a little capital for private enterprise. more
Despite relatively strong growth in the number of women-owned businesses in the state, Rhode Island ranks near the bottom of the nation in the overall strength of that segment of the state’s economy. more
The concept is simple enough. You need money to make money. 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
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
The business name Top This! Fire-Grilled Pizza Crusts is both a challenge to competitors and an invitation to consumers, owner Roger Dwyer says. more
Unpredictable weather, changing fish populations and federal regulation continue to challenge the region’s commercial-fishing industry. But the business of supplying that industry remains strong for family-owned Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply, which expanded to a 21,000-square-foot New Bedford building last July. Above, owner Reidar Bendiksen, left, and son Tor Bendiksen, chief operating officer; with employees Meghan Lapp, front, and Sarah Fortin. The women are building a groundfish net. more
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