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The R.I. Department of Revenue has collected $2.06 billion in general revenue during the fiscal year through February, including $172 million in last month alone, the agency reported Tuesday. The monthly report was released the same day as a Tax Foundation study ranking U.S. states according to their state and local sales tax rates was released. more
Cheryl Merchant, president and CEO of textiles manufacturer Hope Global, will receive the 2014 New England Businesswoman of the Year award at Bryant University’s annual Women’s Summit on March 14. The award recognizes excellence in a female founder, president or CEO of a New England-based multimillion-dollar business. more
Would-be founders and fledgling entrepreneurs gathered at 95 Chestnut St. in Providence on March 12 for the final event of the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s free workshop series. more
The Met School’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its next inductee. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a partnership with the R.I. Commerce Corporation and its Procurement Techincial Assistance Center to offer Rhode Island small businesses free counseling and training programs on procurement procedures at the local, state and federal level. more
A Roger Williams University student was named top presenter at the 2015 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s Elevator Pitch Contest Thursday. more
In this rapidly changing world with a roller-coaster economy, the need and popularity of conferences for women have skyrocketed. Earlier this month, more than 10,000 women gathered at the Convention Center in Boston for the Massachusetts Conference for Women, where they learned new information and skills that will enable them to advance their careers and improve their lives. I have attended this conference for a few years, and witnessed its rapid growth. more
The deadline to submit an idea for the Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship is Friday. The two fellows who are selected will receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test and implement their ideas, which must have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island. more
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
After advancing slightly in last year’s ranking, Rhode Island dropped once again to dead last in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2014 report. The 2014 ranking represents the third time in the last four years that Rhode Island came in at No. 50 in the CNBC report, which scored all 50 states on 56 measures of economic competitiveness. more
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