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Management
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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
Despite relatively strong growth in the number of women-owned businesses in the state, Rhode Island ranks near the bottom of the nation in the overall strength of that segment of the state’s economy. more
Four members of the Razee family found their way – one at a time – to jobs that have turned into rewarding careers at FM Global, one of the world’s largest industrial and commercial property insurers. more
Turning around a failing institution like the former Framingham Savings Bank in Massachusetts is no small feat, but it’s one that led to Irene A. Schmitt’s latest role as an agent of change in a firm she founded and owns. more
A highly capable young woman I hired not long ago recently came to me with a minor dilemma. A social media account she was taking over was linked to a phone number we didn’t recognize – possibly an ex-employee. She was wondering how to contact the person via text. more
First I would like to thank Providence Business News, Bank Rhode Island, and all the other sponsors for this very prestigious award. It was a complete surprise, and I very much appreciate the honor of being selected for the Business Women Mentor Award this year. more
Starting or expanding a business? Looking for small-business loans, venture capital, angel investors or other financial backing? Then you need a business plan, plain and simple. Every successful startup begins with a sound business plan. 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
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
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
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