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In the constant quest to improve profitability, small-business owners explore many options. They ramp up marketing, improve service, hire sales reps and try to upsell existing customers. These and other things can certainly have a positive impact on short-term profits. more
The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. more
Ann-Marie Harrington, founder and CEO of Embolden, took risks to start her own business 17 years ago, but didn’t ask for help as she grew that company. more
Megan Fischer is serving as interim executive director of the Providence Children’s Museum following the recent departure of a longtime predecessor, a role succession planning helped cultivate. more
A strengthening economy has allowed some Rhode Island business owners to let down their hair this holiday season and throw more-elaborate company parties, though others continue to seek less-conventional methods of celebration. more
The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. more
A task force made up of six state agencies has established an anonymous tip line to report allegations of misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of as employees. more
The Dec. 4 PBN Business Women Summit on Leadership and Entrepreneurship tackled gender equity, personal growth and the trials of succeeding in a new venture through two panel discussions. more
One of the nice things about running your own business is that you can take a tax deduction for 50 percent of expenses related to entertaining clients, customers or employees. There are, of course, rules. For example, you can deduct entertainment expenses only if they are both “ordinary” and “necessary” and meet one of two tests: the “directly related” test or the “associated test.” more
Empowerment as women corporate leaders can be achieved not only by breaking down existing barriers but by getting past one’s own limits and challenges and seeking out support. more
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