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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...
SECURING SENIORS: Michael Vieira, left, certified aging-in-place specialist, and Justin Oakley, occupational therapist and home safety specialist, combined their expertise to create Oakley Home Access, a company that offers advice on home adjustments for people living with mobility issues, as well as builds and installs specialized equipment to make home life easier and safer.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making homes safe, livable for seniors

Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira share a work history that dates back decades.As 16-year-old entrepreneurs, they sold quahogs door to door in the Narragansett...
THE SBA is accepting applications in Rhode Island for its Emerging Leaders program.

SBA calls for Emerging Leaders program applicants in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration Rhode Island District office is calling for applicants for its Emerging Leaders program, which provides business leaders...
HARBORONE BANK of Warwick was among six banks and business finance firms honored as exemplary lenders for small business in a recent ceremony by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Shown above are (left to right) SBA Regional Administrator Wendell Davis, HarborOne Bank Vice President Joseph Hindle, and SBA Regional Director Mark Hayward. / COURTESY/U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SBA honors R.I. small-business lenders of the year

LINCOLN – Four banks and two business finance firms in Rhode Island were honored as exemplary lenders to small businesses by the U.S. Small...

Federally backed lending to small businesses up in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has seen double-digit increases this year in small business loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency reported...
ON THE RADAR: From left, Ronald Olf, quality manager; Chris Burch, vice president; and Donald J. Boyle, owner, look at some grounding posts at Jade Manufacturing in Warwick.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jade’s military parts can’t fail

Founded by Donald J. Boyle’s father after years in the textile and military-manufacturing industries, Jade Manufacturing has survived ups and downs in the state’s...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Small Business Week Awards.

SBA accepting 2019 Small Business Week Awards nominations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, the SBA announced Monday.Nominations are due...
ON TUESDAY, the R.I. Small Business Development Center and Rhode Island Foundation announced a partnership to launch the Small Business Growth Hub focused on businesses operating outside the tech indudstry. / COURTESY R.I. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

RISBDC, R.I. Foundation launch non-tech-related Growth Hub

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new funding outlet for non-technology-related small businesses is now available to Rhode Island companies looking to grow, thanks to a...
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is hosting a free seminar on July 17, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., on tax changes in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will affect small businesses and individuals.

SBA hosting seminar on tax changes for small businesses

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding a free training session on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on July 17,...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is taking its small business funding show on the road this summer, coming to four New England cities in August.

SBA road tour to bring information about funding for tech projects

PROVIDENCE – Four New England cities, including Providence, will host visits this summer by the SBIR Road Tour, a national outreach to publicize opportunities...
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