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Small Business
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Two months after Dana and Stephen Shechtman bought Barrington Books, an independent bookstore, in 2008, the Rhode Island economy started its long decline. The Shechtmans analyzed their sales and quickly reached a conclusion: They had to … more
Awash in "found" money following the recent biannual Revenue Estimating Conference, state leaders are lining up with a host of new budget priorities, including exemptions to the minimum corporate tax. State bookkeepers last month projected … more
Rhode Island business owners are divided over whether or not the $2.89 tipped minimum wage should be raised. The issue is before the General Assembly in the forms of companion Senate and House bills sponsored by numerous legislators, with … more
Margaret Lengerich did not give up after she finished as a semi-finalist in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition two years ago. more
Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
The brouhaha over National Grid’s rate increases for electricity is understandable. more
Family businesses can give rise to some of the most meaningful and enduring versions of success possible. Yet, because of the proximity of personal and business relations inherent in them, family businesses can also be breading grounds for … more
Leaders of small businesses eager to win Small Business Innovation Research grants asked a federal administrator at a roundtable Thursday to take steps to help them navigate the complex process. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator has applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains a provision aimed toward increasing women-owned small businesses access to the federal contracting marketplace. more
Elected officials, including Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, will meet with more than 150 small business owners, leaders and advocates during the 8th Annual Rhode Island Economic Summit Friday to discuss the state’s small business climate. more
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