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Katharine Hazard Flynn has worked for the business community – specifically, the finance industry on Wall Street – and with the business community, through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Now, in her new role as executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, she is working for the university as well as for and with business and industry, seeking to connect employers with opportunities that “engage” URI’s resources, faculty and student body for mutual benefit. more
Startup Weekend Providence, a 54-hour event that brings students and professionals together in a race to launch a startup in just one weekend, begins Friday at Betaspring. more
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Tuesday that it will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, an annual program intended to stimulate solutions to the state’s challenges. more
Jerry the Bear, Sproutel Inc.’s first toy made to help children diagnosed with a chronic illness learn through play, will ship to 250 buyers at the end of November. more
Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., got an up close look at three Rhode Island success stories last week as part of a tour hosted by The Rhode Island Foundation. The small businesses – Armando & Sons Meat Market in Providence, Fielding Manufacturing in Cranston and FarSounder in Warwick – were highlighted as part of the foundation’s It’s All In Our Backyard public-education campaign. Above, Oswald Schwartz of Armando & Sons Meat Market gives Langevin a tour of the Providence store. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year and other small-business awards. more
The University of Rhode Island has been awarded the contract to operate the state’s Small Business Development Center, according to a release sent out by the U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday. The announcement comes as Johnson & Wales University ends its eight-year stewardship of the center, which is dedicated to helping small businesses in the state by providing individual counseling, group programs and other services. more
Does phantom equity really stand a ghost of a chance of being a viable alternative to traditional equity plans for limited liability companies? The answer for many companies can be a resounding yes. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
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