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Small businesses are in holiday-sales game

Small businesses, locally owned and operated, have been fighting to keep their place amid growing pressure from online sales.Two weeks into the traditional holiday...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED in the bottom half in the nation for three main metrics on women-owned businesses in the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Above, a map reflecting women-owned businesses "economic clout" growth rate for each state. Rhode Island ranked in the bottom 10 in the nation. / COURTESY AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN

R.I. ranks No. 37 in nation for growth in women-owned firms

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 37 in the nation for the growth of the number of women-owned firms over 20 years, according to...
IN A NEW ADVERTISEMENT, The Business Development Co. likens its president, Peter C. Dorsey, to Superman. / COURTESY THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CO.

BDC launches new ad likening company president to Superman

PROVIDENCE – Having a little fun with the quirkier side of downtown Providence, The Business Development Co. launched a new advertisement likening its president...
LISTENING: Endeavoring to promote the state’s small-business community, Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, right, hosted a discussion at the 6th Annual Latino Business Expo. Here, McKee talks with, from left, Maria Sol Cuesta and Marleny Perez, bilingual benefit specialists at The Point. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

McKee providing a voice for R.I. small businesses

In a state where the lieutenant governor has little sway over public policy, officeholders have historically used the position to shed light on issues...

Lifting a voice for small biz

It never hurts to have your voice heard, especially by someone who knows your pain. And at least for small businesses in Rhode Island,...
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