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Small Business
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Starting or expanding a business? Looking for small-business loans, venture capital, angel investors or other financial backing? Then you need a business plan, plain and simple. Every successful startup begins with a sound business plan. more
It’s mushroom season in South County. Not wild mushrooms, which in New England emerge when the weather chills in autumn, but the cultivated oysters, shitakes, maitakes and pioppinos springing from the greenhouses of RI Mushroom Co. LLC in South Kingstown. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has announced the new online Small Business Suggestion Box, a tool designed to incorporate business perspectives into the ongoing work of regulatory reform. The suggestion box is being launched by the R.I. Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Regulatory Reform, within the R.I. Department of Administration. more
North Providence’s White Cross Pharmacy has grown into a third-generation, family-owned business serving clients in three states by constantly working to meet the changing needs of customers. From left, Beth Brown, business director; Robert J. Iacobucci, pharmacy director and Robert L. Iacobucci, company president and CEO, show off one of the latest examples, the Med Box. The containers hold all of a patient’s medications, which are organized for them by day and hour. The company’s clients include assisted-living facilities and group residential homes. more
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
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. more
Women who lead corporations or small businesses have traits in common that are not necessarily attributable to their identities as women, according to panelists scheduled to appear at a Dec. 4 summit. more
Elmwood Sports owner Steve Moracco expanded his cramped screen-printing operation at his Cranston business with the help of a $150,000 loan through Bank Rhode Island. It was one of a growing number of federally backed loans in Rhode Island and nationwide last fiscal year. more
Every few months it seems there’s another list giving Providence thumbs up or down compared to other cities nationally. Like nightlife, good food? Visit Providence. Need a job? Don’t limit your search to the capital city. more
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