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Small Business
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If the current torrid pace continues, mergers and acquisition could reach $4.58 trillion worldwide this year, the highest level on record, according to The Wall Street Journal. Clearly, the rewards of acquiring another business can be great. Yet … more
Hope & Main, the nonprofit culinary business incubator, is celebrating its first birthday, along with the 100th birthday of its building, the Main Street School, on Oct. 11 with a turn-of-the-century-themed fall festival. more
Ellen Ford is president and CEO of Middletown-based People’s Credit Union. She discusses The Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, which would increase credit union’s lending cap to 27.7 percent of its total assets from the current 12.25 percent. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. last week announced that it had acquired First Connecticut Insurance Inc. of Bristol, Conn. The agency will relocate into Starkweather's Bristol, Conn., office in the near future. … more
WARREN – The former controller for Ava Anderson Non Toxic last week was charged with felony embezzlement. Robert Anderson, 59, of North Providence, is free on personal recognizance after appearing in Sixth Division District Court. He is … more
Mount Dream is an online network that aims to give would-be entrepreneurs a private source of consumer feedback on new or recently launched business ventures. "My goal is to be the first place people turn with their everyday ideas to see if … more
In 1995, shortly after incorporating, East Commerce Solutions Inc. began offering four-year contracts for credit card terminal services to merchants for $19.95 – $20 off the going rate. "I decided I was going to make less profit and give … more
Companies used to view their marketing efforts as a sales funnel. In this traditional model, a company would first try to get as many people into this funnel as possible. They would then push their prospects through stages of awareness, familiarity, … more
Webster Bank this month announced the hiring of Gregory Gould, former lender relations specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island office. He talks about expectations for his new position. more
Rhode Island's slow climb from the economic basement it fell into during the Great Recession has lagged neighboring states' recoveries, but most regional business owners are optimistic about the direction the state is heading in, according to … more
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