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Most issues of PBN include what is known as a focus section. This week’s focus is “Corporate Outings.” 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
DO YOU REMEMBER the TV show “MacGyver”? The titular hero was the epitome of resourcefulness. He would get trapped, usually in a building that contained a ticking time bomb, but he was able to free himself by being resourceful and using what was available to him, like duct tape or chewing gum. I was always intrigued -- and impressed. more
Achieving breakout success as a small business in today’s highly competitive and increasingly complex business world requires exceptional efforts to develop clients and customers who rave about your company, and are willing to tell others. Failing to delight customers is more than a shame – it’s a slow road to business oblivion. more
When finding a job is difficult – or seems nearly impossible – one option is to hire yourself by starting a business. more
Rhode Island’s intensely competitive job market is expected to heat up again this summer, with high school and college graduates vying with unemployed or underemployed adults. more
One of the nightmares that business owners experience is the unexpected departure of their controller, chief finance officer or bookkeeper. But, this sort of occurrence in not unheard of and the wise CEO will make sure a contingency plan is always in place. more
By 5 a.m. some mornings, Jessica Silver Wood is at Caliente Mexican Grill preparing fresh chicken and steak, as well as guacamole, salsa and salad dressing from scratch. more
Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small-business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, an employee is 15 times more likely than a nonemployee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of theft losses at stores. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that nearly one-third of business failures are related to employee theft or fraud. more
Lending to small businesses through U.S. Small Business Administration programs is on the upswing in Rhode Island, thanks in large measure to the efforts of community banks, although a traditional SBA powerhouse is back on course in the Ocean State. more
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