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MEETING OF MINDS: Mark S. Hayward, left, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration Rhode Island District Office, discusses plans with Robert Russell, center, corporate ambassador for Aretec Inc., and Charles Newton, a director for the Ocean State Business Development Authority Inc. / PBN PHOTORUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Mark S. Hayward

Mark S. Hayward | Director, U.S. Small Business Administration Rhode Island District Office 1. Was 2019 a good year for small businesses in Rhode...
THE SBA has named its top 6 local lenders for fiscal 2019.

SBA announces local lenders of the year

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration has named its top local lenders for the 2019 fiscal year in an announcement Friday. The award winners...
THE JOHN H. CHAFEE Center for International Business at Bryant University has received a $374,002 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to aid small businesses to enter the global market or to expand their global exports. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Chafee Center receives $374K in federal funds for export initiative

SMITHFIELD – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University has received a $374,002 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration...
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...

Four SBA Rhode Island winners also tops in region

Four winners of the 2019 U.S. Small Business Administration awards for Rhode Island also took top honors for the New England region. They included: • Small...
JUSTIN OAKLEY, left, and Michael Vieira, owners of Oakley Home Access LLC, have been awarded the 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. / COURTESY OAKLEY HOME ACCESS LLC

SBA announces 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Week Award winners

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island District of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Week Award winners Wednesday. This year,...

Travis named president of Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

CRANSTON – Melissa D. Travis has been named president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants. Travis previously was director of commercial sales...
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION has made Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the Aquidneck Island gas outage.

SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses, nonprofits affected by Aquidneck...

NEWPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration has made low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to Rhode Island small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small...
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...
THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ

Partial federal government shutdown having local impact

PROVIDENCE – As the partial federal government shutdown drags on, local effects on those reliant on federal programs and those furloughed as federal employees...
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