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Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
If you suspect your website could work harder to help your business grow, you’re probably right. Most sites I’ve looked at during nearly 20 years as a website developer need a bit of work. Here are my recommendations to help your site reach its full potential as a powerful tool in your marketing efforts. more
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
For their March meetup, the Providence Geeks will host G-Form LLC, a company that sells protective gear for athletes and electronic devices using a reactive and flexible technology to guard against impact damage. more
Gulpfish.com, a startup online search network that connects job seekers with prospective employers, has had some rapid growth in four years, despite a small revenue stream. more
Winifred E. Brownell, dean of arts and sciences at the University of Rhode Island, recently received the Dream Maker Award from the Rhode Island Film & TV Office during a red-carpet gala on March 2 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. more
Warren’s Zim Sailing has stayed above water in the competitive market for small sailboats by relentlessly focusing on customer service maintained by experienced, full-time workers. As the economy and boat market have begun to recover in recent years, Zim’s growth has been steady. The company posted 30-40 percent growth over the past four years – from selling roughly 50 units annually in 2009 to 300 units in 2013, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Robert Adam. Above is Adam, right, with owner Stephen F. Perry. more
Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Knowing the answer could keep your business out of serious trouble with state and federal taxing authorities. more
The winning candidates in the fall elections may inherit a healthier economy than their campaign slogans suggest. more
Many small-business owners would rather do almost anything than spend time keeping the books, preparing invoices or dealing with other financial and tax issues. It’s tempting to focus on the more exciting and seemingly beneficial things such as digital marketing, networking with colleagues, building a social media presence and simply selling. more
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