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Two recent studies reveal that two of the latest concepts for reducing health care spending and improving health outcomes are doing what they were designed to do. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island released a five-year, longitudinal … more
A decade ago, Saul Kaplan created a little office called the Business Innovation Factory at the R.I. Economic Development Corp. Its goal was to make Rhode Island a place where all sizes of enterprises could come to identify and test their … more
This fall Bryant University started a new undergraduate program in Zhuhai, China, with the expectation that in four years, 160 Chinese students will graduate in their home country with an undergraduate business degree from Smithfield-based Bryant. … more
The morning of Nov. 2 dropped a shocker on PBN.com. The most-read story at the start of business was "Trulia: Providence worst city to hide in event of zombie attack." Luckily, the zombie apocalypse never materialized. And by the end of the … more
Do you use the Internet to access information, to communicate, to play games? Then you should be afraid, very afraid. That was the message broadcast clearly at the Providence Business News Cybersecurity Summit last week. A panel of academic … more
Competitive advantage can take many forms. Innovation, for instance, is one of the strongest defenses against competitors and the hallmark of the successful, modern business. But the physical world can provide an advantage that is just as … more
This week's cover story tells a tale that every small businessperson dreads: a major customer goes under, leaving you with a bill that amounts to more than 10 percent of your yearly revenue. The company can't pay bills, lines of credit dry … more
In his forecast for Rhode Island's economy, Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi cuts right to the chase: "Rhode Island's economy has sustained its recovery, but it also displays troubling signs," he said. His report, … more
Numbers by themselves rarely tell a complete story. And that's certainly the case when assessing the success of emerging local industries. In terms of beer production, for example, the state trails the rest of New England by a wide margin, … more
The yearly count of SBA-backed loans came out last week, and the picture it paints is not a pretty one. From before the Great Recession, through its depths and now in the Ocean State's weak recovery, it is clear that less and less capital … more
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