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ESSENTIAL SERVICE: Attorney Amy Stratton, who focuses on estate planning and business succession, says clients have sought out the services of her law firm, Moonan, Stratton & Waldman LLP, in these times of uncertainty. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business Women: Stratton’s adviser role meaning during crisis

Amy Stratton of the Providence law firm Moonan, Stratton & Waldman LLP guides clients through wills, probate and estate planning. With founding partner Irving...

Thought you were insured for this interruption? Maybe not

Karen Lee has paid for business interruption insurance since she opened Breathing Time Yoga Inc. 19 years ago. But it wasn’t until a few weeks...
THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO. is one of the lenders preparing for heavy demand from small businesses looking to participate in the federal Paycheck Protection Program, starting Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/SCOTT KINGSLEY

Stressed local bankers brace for overwhelming demand for new SBA loans...

PROVIDENCE – Local bankers are expecting an onslaught of demand from struggling small businesses looking to get a piece of the nearly $350 billion...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence expands business loan fund to help companies hurt by COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is temporarily changing the terms of its business loan fund to help more businesses come up with the...
CHUCK ISGAR, top left, Megan Kasselberg, top right, and David Lu, center bottom, are the founders of Intern From Home./COURTESY CHUCK ISGAR.

Stepping Up: Brown University students create site to match ‘virtual’ interns...

PROVIDENCE – The disruption of university life created by the new coronavirus pandemic has led directly to a new business service launched by Brown...

As restaurants shutter, R.I. wholesalers target consumers

PROVIDENCE – For Russell DePetrillo, each restaurant closing its doors meant one fewer buyer for his wholesale meat and seafood shop, Metro Lobster &...
DEVIN FERBERG (left) and Jason Rider (right) are computer store technicians at The Right Click, an IT service company now offering pay-what-you-can services to clients. / COURTESY THE RIGHT CLICK

Stepping Up: The Right Click shifts to pay-what-you-can IT services for...

PROVIDENCE – As an IT service and computer repair company, The Right Click had an easier time than some transitioning to virtual work. The problem...

Stepping Up: Steer PVD helps community groups put out PSAs free...

PROVIDENCE – “Community-driven” is how Carlos Toro describes his video production company, Steer PVD. Whether it’s a collaboration with Mystic Aquarium on a digital exhibit...
INCREASED DEMAND: Tony Folco is a sales manager at information-technology service company IT Support RI, which is now handling increased demand from clients who are taking their businesses remote. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IT companies scramble to get virtual workplaces installed for clients

As companies across the state transition to remote work, information-technology service firms have been getting slammed with requests to set up the software, security...

Supermarkets: the one industry booming this week

PROVIDENCE – The crush of supermarket shoppers started last week, and really hasn’t let up. If one business is thriving in the new economy,...

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