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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
Winners in the annual SharkFest competition held Feb. 11 at Johnson & Wales University get their rewards. The contest lets young entrepreneurs compete for prize money and mentoring from business leaders. Julius Searight, right, won first place for his “Food4Good” food truck. Kevin Rutledge, center, took second for “Tip Flops,” a new way for busy women to get a pedicure. Both are alumni of JWU. Current JWU student Hai Pham took third for “Mobile Engineering,” which makes testing equipment lighter and more affordable for field workers. more
Up until the last five years, only a few cities in the world were home to their own for-profit startup accelerators and even fewer could offer evidence of whether the entrepreneurial boot camps would prove sustainable or lucrative. more
Angel investors in Rhode Island are adapting to the initial impacts of what they say are complex – and unfolding – new rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission, adopted to implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act. more
Lisa Mattiello, owner of Pranzi Catering & Events, has won top honors in the state as the 2014 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year. more
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