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The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will launch its 2015 competition, which is expected to award prizes in excess of $200,000, on Oct. 14 at a kick-off event. more
Judges for this year’s Rhode Island Business Plan Competition have narrowed the field of competitors to seven who will compete as finalists in the 2014 contest. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has selected 17 projects, from among 92 applicants, to receive a total of $210,000 in funding from the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grants Program. more
The Slater Technology Fund will invest an additional $100,000 in local e-commerce technology firm Absolute Commerce, bringing Slater’s total investment in the company to $350,000, Slater announced Tuesday. more
(Updated, 3:07 p.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation reported net assets of $734.4 million at the end of 2013, increasing by $101.6 million, or 16 percent, the $632.8 million reported the previous year, according to the organization’s 2013 annual report. Since 1993, the organization has seen its total assets increase more than 300 percent, from $197 million. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Rhode Island placed 10th in a ranking of the “health” of the public charter school movement, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. more
A father’s dying words propelled Emily S. Harrington toward becoming the entrepreneur she’d always wanted to be. more
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
Former Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce is returning to the retail industry with a 93-year-old wristwatch company he intends to resurrect as a military-inspired lifestyle brand, he announced Monday. more
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