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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
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
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
New Year’s resolutions are a pain. Lose 20 pounds. Eat better. Get in shape. Join the gym. Run three miles a day. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Stop (fill in the blank). more
Ever dream? Ever had a scary dream? Think you were dying? Falling? Wake up in a sweat? What causes dreams? I have no idea – and neither do the experts. All kinds of studies, all kinds of theories, all kinds of books, very few … more
It's getting easier and easier to navigate the highways and byways through the magic of GPS – the Global Positioning System. The service is in your car, your phone, your tablet, your watch. You are running out of excuses for not getting to where … more
Have you/your company reached out to consultants? Yes – 62.5% No – 37.5% If yes, how often have you utilized a consultant? Occasionally – 50% Only once – 12.5% Regularly – … more
After years without a physical, the wife of a Donan Solutions LLC employee decided to take advantage of her husband's new health incentives. Just in time. Doctors identified abnormal findings that, if left unchecked, could have had … more
Providence engineering firm Wright-Pierce has been encouraging and supporting wellness for its employees for years. One program, the Wright Way to Wellness, was launched in 2013 to inform, educate and motivate employees to improve their … more
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