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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
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
Women who lead corporations or small businesses have traits in common that are not necessarily attributable to their identities as women, according to panelists scheduled to appear at a Dec. 4 summit. more
Most business owners are acutely aware that every penny they spend on what might be considered nonessentials is one cent that’s not being invested back in their business, whether it’s flying three executives from New York City to Chicago to meet with a prospect, or flying 100 executives from New York to Frankfurt to attend a major pharmaceutical conference. 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
No matter what type of small business you have, it’s hard to know everything about running it the best way possible. Maybe you’re great at marketing, but stumble over balance sheets; or you shine as a leader, but social media has you stumped. Advice from outside advisers, technical experts or consultants can be critical to taking a business to the next level. more
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