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The University of Rhode Island has been awarded the contract to operate the state’s Small Business Development Center, according to a release sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday. The announcement comes as Johnson & Wales University ends its eight-year stewardship of the center, which is dedicated to helping small businesses in the state by providing individual counseling, group programs and other services. more
Misquamicut businesses certainly would not have chosen to be flooded, wiped out or generally whipped by the remnants of Superstorm Sandy – but more than a year after the storm did its damage, the concept of “we’re better than before” is echoing among many of the owners of hotels, motels and restaurants in the seaside village in Westerly. more
Custom-invitation maker Ladyfingers Letterpress is poised for rapid growth. more
The Founders League Tuesday published the Providence Startup Map, a “snapshot” of the expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. more
When he founded HealthID Profile Inc., Angelo Pitassi Jr. saw medical-identification bracelets as an underserved niche market within the large and lucrative world of health care products. more
Once an online-only venture, Diamond Legends, a sports memorabilia and apparel store at the Warwick Mall, is now located close to Nordstrom Rack – and closer to the shopper its owner covets. more
Some owners of midsized businesses – those in the $1 million-to-$10-milion range that are a few years beyond the startup phase, but not quite mature – said they have had difficulty securing capital and taking their business to the next level in Rhode Island – although bankers don’t necessarily agree. more
The Rhode Island office of the Small Business Administration is sponsoring two workshops to assist companies in using social media to add to the bottom line. more
Consumer spending on Small Business Saturday had cash registers ringing across the United States - up to a total of $5.7 billion, a 3.6 percent increase over the $5.5 billion in 2012. more
Daniel Shedd, president of Taylor Box Co. in Warren, is optimistic about the long-term prospects of HealthSource RI, the state’s new health-benefits exchange, and expects most small businesses will eventually use it to get insurance. more
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