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William F. Hatfield is president of Bank of America in the Rhode Island market, a position that allows him to see the details of the state’s economy as well as to cast an eye toward the nation. As the bank emerges from the “hard work” of cleaning up after the nation’s financial meltdown, Hatfield sees “great opportunity” for his company and the region. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has requested federal relief for small businesses and private nonprofits impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing that occurred April 15. more
Ahh, the joys of self-employment – being your own boss, setting your own hours, doing what you like, and, oh yes, establishing a life-long bond with your accountant. Being self-employed also means being responsible for a wide range of critical tax-related duties. more
At 23 years old, DeCastro Landscaping President Gairad DeCastro always has to be at the top of his professional game when he meets new customers. more
The latest group of fledgling entrepreneurs from the Betaspring startup accelerator are scheduled to present their companies to a sold-out crowd of more than 300 investors, business leaders and other entrepreneurs Thursday night at the accelerator’s Chestnut Street headquarters. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2013 Rhode Island small business award winners on Thursday, with Farmaesthetics Founder and CEO Brenda Brock earning the title of “Small Business Person of the Year.” more
The vast majority of Rhode Island’s enterprises are small businesses, with fewer than 100 employees. It is no exaggeration to say that as they go, so goes Rhode Island. more
Women-owned businesses in Rhode Island are not growing at the rate as those in the rest of the country. Even more alarming, while the number of businesses is growing at that slower pace, the number of people employed by women-owned companies has actually shrunk since 1997, according to a survey by American Express. more
Professional and financial support for women entrepreneurs appears to be increasing in Rhode Island, ranging from established organizations such as The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and the Center for Women & Enterprise to newer groups like the PVD Lady Project, whose co-founder, Sierra Barter, explained the group’s mission as to “connect, inspire and showcase awesome women doing amazing things in Providence.” more
When Peter VanLancker, president of Hunt Yachts, joined the company two years after its inception, in 2000, he saw a solid business idea but a fledging execution for a boat-building business. more
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