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MARK S. HAYWARD, the Rhode Island district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, said the SBA is celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week with a series of free seminars around the state this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

SBA hosts free small-business seminars all week

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a series of small-business seminars around Rhode Island this week to celebrate National Veterans Small...
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...
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION granted the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University $374,002 for the center’s State Trade Expansion Program, designed to aid local small businesses enter the international export market, expand their export business or enter into beneficial trade opportunities. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

SBA awards R.I. and Bryant $374K for international business assistance for...

SMITHFIELD – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University received $374,002 in federal funds from the Small Business Administration for...

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.

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 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...

Navigating the new rules affecting SBA loans

For months, you’ve been working to acquire a business using a Small Business Administration loan. But now you learn you need to bring substantially...

SBA-backed loans in R.I. decline in first half of fiscal 2018

PROVIDENCE — Halfway through the current fiscal year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has guaranteed 7.5 percent less in loans to local businesses, even...
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