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PROVIDENCE – Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, D-Jamestown, has proposed legislation that would give startup businesses a break by suspending the minimum corporate tax for the first three years of a business’ existence. more
PROVIDENCE – Tech Collective, the state’s industry association for information technology and bioscience, has named its 2014 Tech10 Award recipients. more
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will offer a series of workshops geared toward educating small business owners about licensing, permitting, financing and other business-related issues, beginning with the premier session on Jan. 16. more
Small businesses nationwide reported improved optimism as 2013 drew to a close, and reports of capital spending increased significantly, but the index measuring business owners’ sentiment in December still fell below previous mid-year readings and trailed the pre-2008 recession average by six points, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday. more
Peter Manickas, the third-generation owner of Attleboro-based Metal Tile Technology, sees great opportunity in speaking with other business owners, and not just for the networking one may expect. Manickas is one of 15 Rhode Island and Massachusetts business owners taking part in a group called the Entrepreneurial Exchange, an 18-month-old organization that prides itself on candor. “It’s not networking, although networking happens. It’s not coaching,” he said. “This is more intimate. ... We share our successes and failures and challenges.” Above, Manickas works with employee Angalissa Reyes. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
The South Eastern Economic Development Corporation will host two workshops on Feb. 6 in Providence to guide beginning entrepreneurs through the basic steps of starting, owning and growing a business. more
When a company dies, the people, knowledge and equipment it accumulated over its history often scatter across the region or country, leaving little visible trace of its existence. more
Connections. Everyone in business knows they’re important – even vital to success. And everybody has connections of one kind of another. The key is to put those connections to work in ways and places that really count. more
The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accepting requests from area businesses and organizations to perform marketing research for the semester beginning January 2014. more
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