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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this month that the 2015 Rhode Island Economic Summit: The Future of Small Business will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at Bryant University, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more
Tired of constantly chasing after clients or customers? Are you relying too much on current clients to send new business your way through referrals? more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick is calling on companies to work to hire and promote more women and adopt family-friendly policies to help them thrive in the workplace. more
Ten years ago Rhode Island School of Design graduate Ed Forer was making vinyl banners in his parents’ basement and selling them on eBay. Today the owner and CEO of Blue Sky Group, pictured above, right, with company lead design engineer Eli Simon, heads a Warwick firm with a staff of 21. The company offers a range of business-to-business services in design and engineering, large-format printing, computer numerical control machining, fabrication, laser cutting and even Web development. more
Business owners, startup entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals are more active in social media than ever before. But some are making a big mistake by leaving LinkedIn off their high-priority list. more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse – a social venture itself – may be explained best as the fuel for other startup efforts that promote positive change in Rhode Island and beyond. And while there are other organizations helping social entrepreneurs, SEG is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island. more
What do you do when workplace “change” happens? more
Don’t let the small mountain of coal overlooking the Port of Providence fool you. more
A slowdown in military orders due to budget cuts last year nearly ruined Newport-based Wild Things LLC, a provider of outerwear and tactical clothing. “The military didn’t order anything for months,” CEO Edward Schmults recalled. But some belt-tightening and the closing of a New Hampshire office helped the company survive. The firm is now expanding its military product line for year-round use and is making strides in the consumer market. Above, Schmults, left, and Chief Operating Officer Frank Tarrantino research fabrics for new fire-retardant combat pants. more
When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the North Smithfield-based company started looking for a solution. That was in 2011. The result was a scratch-resistant product that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. The new product, unveiled in 2012, has led to strong growth, says owner Michael Black. Above, Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. more
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