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Why not try honorary ambassadors?

The late Robert J. Healey Jr. endeared himself to many Rhode Islanders during three unsuccessful runs for lieutenant governor, primarily on a platform of...

Let businesses see how their money helps schools

A recent PBN.com poll asked whether business leaders should heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to do more to help Providence’s struggling public...
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...
Kevin Eagan

Deducting buying costs

(Editor’s note: This is Part I of a two-part column on deducting the costs of buying a business. See part II here.) When acquiring a...
Gary Rayberg

Preparing your business for sale

When it comes to planning for the eventual sale of a business, sooner is always better than later. And as with any well-organized plan,...

Students have changed majors

Of the 839,730 recipients of bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. in the 1970-1971 academic year, 176,307 got education degrees. Other big fields of study...

State immigration compacts good for business

The immigration stalemate in Washington is more than a decade old. Before President Barack Obama tried and failed to push reform through Congress, President...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Edward M. Mazze

Edward M. Mazze | Distinguished university professor of business administration, University of Rhode Island 1. Business rankings have measured different elements of the Rhode Island...
MATTHEW PHILLIPS

Duffy & Sweeney Adds Matthew Phillips to Business Law Team

Duffy & Sweeney welcomes Matthew Phillips to the Business Law Team. Most recently, Phillips worked as a Senior Privacy and Compliance Auditor for Lifespan,...

List: Women-run businesses

Total number of employees managed by chief women executives listed, including on just-missed list: 24,449 Just missed the list: 1. (tie) A Child’s University | No....

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