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Don’t wait for a hack to fight cyberthreats

Still think you are too busy, or too small, to focus on cyberthreats to your business?Consider this sobering data from Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday the state has cut the volume of regulations for businesses by almost one-third.
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Is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s effort to reduce small business regulation...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced that the state has reduced by almost one-third the volume of regulations affecting small businesses in Rhode Island....

Not my policy

Do you believe that, overall, Rhode Island’s public policies facilitate the efforts of small businesses in the state? No: 81.3% Yes: 18.7%Are you confident that state...
LICENSE TO SELL: Adam Batchelder, right, owns food truck Smoke & Squeal BBQ. He serves Elena and Bob Given, of Mansfield, biscuits, pickled watermelon rind, and mac and cheese. Batchelder says he’ll welcome the chance to get a single statewide license next year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

DBR streamlining regs to aid businesses

If you regulate it, businesses will come … and tell you how to better manage the industry, which fines and processes are outdated, which...
Daniel A. Harper has been growing Siren Marine LLC into a must-have for boat owners for more than a decade. It is a way to monitor your boat when you are away from it and avoid major catastrophes from sinking one of your most significant investments. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Create solutions that address real problems

Daniel A. Harper | Siren Marine LLC CEOWe’ve all heard stories of startups that grow into giant global companies. Siren Marine is not a...
MUCH ­HAPPIER NOW: Smoke & Squeal BBQ owner Adam Batchelder is looking forward to the new year, when licensing requirements for food trucks will be simplified thanks to new regulations. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Good signs from Statehouse on business regulation in 2018

Rhode Island has a well-deserved reputation for being a high-cost, over-regulated state. And in the last decade, a number of initiatives have been tried...
SUCCESS STORY: Lisa J. Raiola is the founder of Hope & Main, a Warren-based food-startup incubator that has worked with more than 350 businesses. Three of the 51 initial PBN Something New small businesses are either graduates or current members of Hope & Main.
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 20, 2018

Opening a new business is not for the faint of heart.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
MORE THAN SURVIVING: Since its founding in August 2014, jewelry manufacturer Luca + Danni Inc. has grown to employ 48 people, including owner Fred Magnanimi and Marketing Manager Taylor Franco.
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Startup survival is one key to R.I.’s future economic success

Every week Providence Business News profiles a business that is less than 1 year old, an attempt to capture the energy that a growing...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

Are you feeling more optimistic about your business prospects today than...

The most recent survey of small-business owners by the National Federation of Independent Business indicated in July that optimism has almost reached an all-time...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

U.S. small-business optimism climbs to second highest on record

NEW YORK - A gauge of optimism among United States small-business owners increased to the second highest on record as companies benefited from tax cuts...
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