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SBDC to open satellite office in East Providence City Hall

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Small Business Development Center will have a satellite office at East Providence City Hall to host office hours for...

HarborOne Bank awards $15K to Small Business Pitch Contest winners

MANSFIELD – Two small-business entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $15,000 in prizes during HarborOne Bank’s fourth annual Small Business Pitch Contest on June...
THE SBA has proposed modifying regulations on how companies calculate their annual average revenue by changing the measured number of years of revenue from three to five years.

SBA proposes rule change for revenue calculations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration has proposed modifying its method for calculating annual average revenue for certain small businesses.The shift, according to...

SEG accepting applicants for Health & Wellness Accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse is seeking motivated and coachable entrepreneurs with early-stage health and wellness ventures with social impact for the organization’s 2019...
Starting with the creation of Astle Engineering as a college sophomore, Richard Astle took on bigger challenges as he progressed through corporate ranks, culminating in his founding NeQter Labs LLC in February 2018. 
It supplies cybersecurity services, among other things, to local small businesses in the defense industry. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Establishing a strong culture makes success more likely

Richard Astle | NeQter Labs LLC founder and CEOCompany culture, especially in a startup, can be more important than pure experience. It helps ensure...
PLANT-BASED DESSERTS: Becky Morris is the owner of Celebrated, a bakery that specializes in plant-based desserts and is known for its macarons and other bridal/elegant table displays. All desserts are animal-free. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treats vegans can love

Becky Morris knew what it was like to attend a social event and find nothing on the dessert table she could eat as a...
GUIDED TOURS: Pinwheel Tourism owner Bradly VanDerStad offers students and tourists guided walking tours of Providence sites, including Federal Hill, the East Side and downtown.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinwheel lets you decide what tours are worth

A free tour may not sound like a practical business model, but Bradly VanDerStad, owner of Bradly J. LLC – doing business as Pinwheel...

EforAll South Coast to host July pitch contest for food entrepreneurs

FALL RIVER – Entrepreneurship for All South Coast will offer a workshop and competition, “For the Love of Food Pitch Contest,” next month.The interactive...
PHIL ADAMS HAS BEEN NAMED director of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He had served as interim director since last July. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth appoints director of Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

DARTMOUTH – A former technology company CEO has been appointed as director of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in...
ANTIQUE FIREHOUSE: Christopher Bicho, owner of six boutique hotel properties in Newport, including the Town & Tide Inn, stands in a renovated, antique firehouse that he rents out as an Airbnb site.
 / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Boutique hotels go mainstream

Early on a chilly Wednesday morning just before Memorial Day weekend, Christopher Bicho walks into the Town & Tide Inn in Newport. An aroma...
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