Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo started work three weeks ahead of her Jan. 6 inauguration at a Jobs Summit that participants and supporters hope will position her administration to hit the ground running.
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.
The U.S. Small Business Administration said that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Kent, Providence and Washington counties as a result of the drought that began on July 1.
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.”
Across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Arden Engineering Constructors has worked on heating and air conditioning, fire-protection sprinkler systems and other mechanical engineering systems. Their clients include businesses big and small, hospitals and universities, said President and CEO Robert Bolton.
By Rhonda J. Miller
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.