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Rhode Island ranks low on small-business friendliness survey

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 48 in the nation for small-business friendliness in a survey conducted by Thumbtack Inc. and released Tuesday.In its...

R.I. tops in small-biz survival

The climate in Rhode Island for small businesses has generally been on the upswing – by one recent study it’s the second-best in the...
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...
Shannon Hughey Cornicelli opened her first gym in Rhode Island with 10 members in 2008. Today she owns three 10,000-square-foot gymnastics facilities and is developing a custom athletic apparel business, as well as managing events. / PBN PHOTO/Rupert Whiteley

Dream big and keep believing and you will succeed

Shannon Hughey Cornicelli | Pixie Dust Inc. president, and Dream Big Gymnastics and Ninja ownerIt’s great to have big dreams, but many businesses fail...
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,...

Share of U.S. small businesses with job openings matches record

NEW YORK - Hiring qualified people in a tightening labor market is getting to be an even bigger headache for smaller United States companies,...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...
ALL 25 Qualified Opportunity Zones nominated by Rhode Island to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS were approved. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

All 25 R.I. ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ approved by feds

PROVIDENCE – All 25 areas that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. submitted for designation as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” were approved...
HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Marie L. Ganim announced that she has instructed insurers to refile lower rates on group plans renewing in the fourth quarter of 2018 to reflect the recent suspension of the federal health insurance tax. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC reducing small-business rates for suspended health insurance tax in Q4

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized estimated savings for businesses due to the suspension of a federal health insurance tax that had...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. launched a new small business hotline number, (401) 521-HELP, to make it easier for local businesses to contact the agency and to raise awareness about the services it offers. Commerce RI is also launching an ad campaign to promote the hotline, such as the print ad above, that will run through June. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI launches small business hotline, ad campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. launched a new small business hotline number Monday, (401) 521-HELP (401-521-4357) designed to make it easier for small...
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