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Just in time for the holidays: Local retailers taking on e-tailers

Experts say more people than ever will be shopping for holiday gifts online this year, but many brick-and-mortar store owners are no longer fretting...

Providence giving troubled e-scooter, e-bike programs another go, but not everybody’s...

Seemingly overnight, rentable electric bikes and scooters began popping up on Providence streets last year. The Creative Capital was in the regional vanguard of...
FAVORABLE CHANGES: Rick Simone, executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association, said merchants in the Federal Hill section of Providence are pleased with changes to the city’s licensing and permitting system that have made the process faster and easier, adding the city’s Board of Licenses has been more responsive to merchant concerns.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence mayoral candidates vie for pulse on small businesses

It may be hard to think of the many rundown and abandoned houses that have tarnished Providence’s neighborhoods in the context of small business...
THINKING SMALL: Liv Jasmine, left, and her mother, Josephine Curry of Cranston, shop at Frog & Toad on Hope Street in Providence on Small Business Saturday in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AmEx calls on Rhode Islanders to shop local this holiday season

PROVIDENCE – American Express is once again inviting Rhode Islanders to shop local this holiday season, kicking off its eighth annual Small Business Saturday...

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