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Success takes hard work – you can’t avoid it

More and more I see salespeople unwilling to work hard. For whatever reason, they refuse to do the hard work now that will make success...

Make the choice on wind energy now

There is a fine line between building consensus and dithering. In the case of picking sites for large-scale wind energy projects, Rhode Island is...

Nixon Peabody exec focuses on environment

Karen Greenbaum has been named chief operating officer and managing director at Nixon Peabody. Greenbaum has more than 25 years of operations experience from...

The impact of the daily commute

Providence Business News asks 70 local business executives about where their offices are located, how their employees get there and what changes would be...

Take a bow for latest URI groundbreaking

The groundbreaking last week for the Undersea Exploration Center on the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus is a reminder that there are...

In deregulation, Verizon’s gain will be business’ loss

At my plumbing business, we’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s because our clients won’t accept slow service during...
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New tax breaks helpful but Congress not done

Earlier this year, President George W. Bush signed The Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (SBWOTA), intended in part to benefit...
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Editorial Cartoon: Citigroup’s slump

Beneath the headline: "Citigroup's new look" is a Citi logo in which the arc that stretches from on "i" to the other has become...

Small sins that can sink you

Dear Dan: As owner of a small business, I try to be a cheerleader, but it’s hard when I get mired in financial details...
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Editorial Cartoon: Blinking cursor of doom

A black man with a stylish haircut, wearing a pinstriped suit, white shirt and solid-color tie, sits behind a desk. He holds one sheet...
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