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Golden wisdom from the golden bear

I still love golf after all these years. It’s been a hole-in-one opportunity to build my envelope-manufacturing business. Whether you’re opening doors or closing...

Public benefits, corporate burdens: Is a benefit corporation right for you?

Thirty-three states, including Rhode Island, allow a for-profit entity to form as a benefit corporation in lieu of a traditional corporation. The downside is...

One-size layoff doesn’t fit all

The proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T makes sense for both firms – which is why Wall Street sent both stocks higher on Feb....

Dare to take risks

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co., talked about the three jobs he had growing up in Salem, Mass.: caddying, punching...

New rates for tax planning in 2019

The first part of this column outlined some of the new tax rates released by the IRS and Social Security Administration. Below are more...

Enough is more than plenty

Years ago, one of the most popular shows on television was “Candid Camera,” which captured people’s funny reactions to situations on a hidden camera. One...

New rates for tax minimization planning

Early in the year is the best time to begin planning to minimize your income tax liability. The IRS and the Social Security Administration...

Do give a darn about your good reputation

Two brothers in a small town had a reputation for bad behavior. But they were rich enough to avoid the consequences. The pastor of...

Top challenges R.I. small businesses face and how to tackle them

Estee Lauder once stated, “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Starting a business is work, and so is keeping one afloat....

Winning sales proposals

To put the importance of proposals in proper perspective, they are far more than a vehicle for conveying your message. They are your message....
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