Banks are making more loans to small businesses according to the latest U.S. Small Business Administration report. But that’s actually a little misleading, since small-business lending in overall dollar terms continues to decline – although that decline has slowed.
Jeffrey O’Brien spends his work days doing what many can’t wait to get free time for: touring the waterways around Newport. O’Brien, pictured above, center, owns Gansett Cruises. His wooden boat, the M/V Gansett, holds 49 passengers. Business has been good enough that the Providence native is considering a second boat to serve the Watch Hill area of Westerly.
TAUNTON, Mass. – The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation recently made a micro loan to Newport Potters Guild to enable the small business to start a pottery and clay art gallery and create four new jobs.
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