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MJSA looks to its past to chart new course for future

Curt Ley got his start in the jewelry business 37 years ago and has seen drastic changes in the industry in Rhode Island, with...

Restaurant competitors make good neighbors

Where are the good restaurants? Next to one another, of course. Unlike many businesses, which dread the day competition moves in across the street,...

Decisive leadership counteracts tough times

Every recent survey and analysis points to the approach of a tougher economy. The Financial Times’ John Gapper recently looked into the face of...
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IRS site can help during tax time

Dear Dan: Every year I get more frantic about all the different tax forms, deadlines and filings I have to do for my business....
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Best sales approaches start with customer

Franklin Covey built a whole industry out of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” and others have followed in his steps. For example,...
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Flooding, ‘green’ building issues in insurance

Mark A. Male has been named executive vice president of The Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island. He has more than 25 years of...

Are head winds gathering in R.I.?

It’s bad enough that NIMBYism has had its claws in the Cape Wind energy project for more than six years. And with U.S. Sen....

Small businesses deserve attention

At the second Rhode Island Economic Summit, organized by the state’s U.S. Small Business Administration office and the R.I. Small Business Development Center, the...
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Editorial Cartoon: Signs of the Times

Two signs are mounted on a highway overpass.The first sign declares, in large type: “Recession ahead*” The second, in smaller type, says: ...
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Break through to other side

I just finished reading a business book that really breaks new ground. One I’m so moved by, I’m recommending that my readers put it...
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