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What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island? Time is money. One time delay can have a negative domino effect on your schedule, which ultimately affects your budget. Rhode Island's size can be an asset when starting a … more
Citizens Bank last week expanded its digital-lending capabilities to small-business customers. more
Kelly L. Thomas started making Italian sausage with her father when she was a child. The joy from making food and spending time with family evolved over time and eventually culminated in her starting a company in the village of Wakefield in … more
Barb Finer, CEO of TechSandBox, a science- and technology-based startup incubator based in Hopkinton, Mass., talks about its recent pitch competition and how the incubator got started. more
Mark Cousineau is president at the Community Investment Corp., a Connecticut-based community development corporation. more
Gerardo Reyes is tired of dealing with middlemen. "Trying to get my coffee from Guatemala is a long process. … We have to work with ports in New York, New Jersey and Florida," said the owner of the soon-to-open Chikondi Café in Central Falls. more
The idea that clients are looking for pieces to last a lifetime drives the design behind the leather wallets, bags, briefcases and general accessories handcrafted by Lotuff Leather. "Our clients are looking for slow fashion, not fast … more
1 Can you talk about SBA lending volume in Rhode Island last fiscal year? In terms of fiscal 2016 loan volume, we ended the year with 457 total loans for over $130 million. This is the highest total dollar volume injected into Rhode Island … more
It is clear that U.S. companies, especially small ones, are not taking the existential threat posed by digital breaches seriously enough. Providence Business News' recent Cybersecurity Summit, held Dec. 8, laid out some sobering facts on the topic. … more
The fact there are no private venture-capital firms in Rhode Island may not mean much to the business community at-large, but it's important for startups – where ideas live and die with access to early-stage funding. "If you want to … more
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