business http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: RI EDC’s Long-Term Solutions For Economic Growth http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-ri-edc-s-long-term-solutions-economic-growth <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Marcel Valois. They discuss the EDC’s long-term and short-term plans to spark economic growth, and the agency’s future after January 1<sup>st</sup> when legislative changes reshape the agency.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:02:12 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 25228 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: RI EDC’s Long-Term Solutions For Economic Growth Providence to Play Host to 'Innovation Factory' Business Summit http://ripr.org/post/providence-play-host-innovation-factory-business-summit <p>More than 400 thinkers and entrepreneurs plan to gather in Providence later this week for the Business Innovation Factory’s ninth summit.</p><p>The head of the factory, Saul Kaplan, said new collaborations and projects come out of the summit every year. About two-thirds of the attendees come from outside of Rhode Island.</p><p>“The people that are there and the people that are in the room have an incredibly positive view of Rhode Island. They believe Rhode Island is a place where innovation can happen, so it changes the conversation," said Kaplan.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:34:23 +0000 Ian Donnis 21782 at http://ripr.org Venture Capitalist Kopelman Offers a Pep Talk for RI Entrepreneurs http://ripr.org/post/venture-capitalist-kopelman-offers-pep-talk-ri-entrepreneurs <p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:57:57 +0000 Ian Donnis 19238 at http://ripr.org Venture Capitalist Kopelman Offers a Pep Talk for RI Entrepreneurs RI Hands Out $60K in Workforce Training Grants http://ripr.org/post/ri-hands-out-60k-workforce-training-grants <p>Twenty businesses in Rhode Island received grants from the state to help pay for employee training.</p><p>The Governor’s Workforce Board doled out $60,000 worth of matching grants to help businesses pay for training. Employers can either match the $5,000 grants or provide an approved internship to cut their match in half.</p><p>This round of grants will help pay for training in such areas as medical billing, software training and welding technology. The governor calls the grants ideal for small businesses.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:00:44 +0000 Catherine Welch 15134 at http://ripr.org Urban Farm Supply Store Draws Debate http://ripr.org/post/urban-farm-supply-store-draws-debate <p></p><p>A new farm and garden supply store on the West Side of Providence has become a source of neighborhood controversy. &nbsp;Residents rallied Sunday in support of the business called Cluck!.</p><p></p><p>About a hundred people sipped coffee and munched on scones at the Sunday morning rally.&nbsp; They were there to support a new store that aims to supply small growers and chicken farmers in the city.&nbsp; Community member Alice Danahy says the storefront, which used to be an abandoned gas station, was an eyesore.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:08:53 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Natalie Jablonski 13586 at http://ripr.org Urban Farm Supply Store Draws Debate Made in RI: Crowns for Beauty Queens http://ripr.org/post/made-ri-crowns-beauty-queens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We continue an ongoing series we call “Made in Rhode Island.” It’s a look at companies that have persevered in the Ocean State despite what many view as an unfriendly business climate. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo </span>Jonic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> caught up with a Cranston businessman whose products make dreams come true.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:10:39 +0000 Flo Jonic 13331 at http://ripr.org Made in RI: Crowns for Beauty Queens The Bottom Line: Taking the Business Expo to the Garage http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-taking-business-expo-garage <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday it looks at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week, Dave and Mark talk with Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dave Fallon 12410 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Taking the Business Expo to the Garage Business Annual Reports Due March 31st http://ripr.org/post/business-annual-reports-due-march-31st <p>Rhode Island businesses have a little more than a week left to file their annual reports with the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For-profit businesses are required to file by March 31st each year.<br><br>This year the last day of the month falls on a Sunday.&nbsp; However businesses can still file up to midnight on that day if they do so online.&nbsp; The<a href="http://sos.ri.gov/business/filings/annualreports/" target="_blank"> link for Annual Reports</a> is found on the website of the Secretary of State.&nbsp;<br><br>Businesses can also file by mail or in-person.<br> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:18:37 +0000 Lydia Rogers 12372 at http://ripr.org Junk Finds Home Through Reuse Marketplace http://ripr.org/post/junk-finds-home-through-reuse-marketplace <p style="margin-left:-.25in;">The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has launched Rhode Island’s participation in a regional program—the “Reuse Marketplace.” This online marketplace allows businesses to find homes for extra items in their offices or warehouses that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:46:03 +0000 Jehane Samaha 11630 at http://ripr.org Cicilline Predicts Backlash over Sequestration Will Bring Progress http://ripr.org/post/cicilline-predicts-backlash-over-sequestration-will-bring-progress <p>Congressman<a href="http://cicilline.house.gov/"> David Cicilline </a>thinks public frustration over broad-based federal spending cuts will lead -- eventually -- to more fruitful budget talks in Congress.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:47:09 +0000 Ian Donnis 11327 at http://ripr.org