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Smart Benefits: Small Businesses May Hold the Key to Employee Happiness

75 percent of employees reported being very or extremely satisfied working for a small employer.

According to the 2017 Aflac Happiness Report, 75 percent of employees surveyed reported being very or extremely satisfied working for a small employer.

RI Federation of Republican Woman, Rep Morgan to Host Small Business Forum

Patricia Morgan

The RI Federation of Republican Woman will host a Small Business Forum with House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan. 

RI Small Business Printers Infuriated Over Commerce’s $2.2M to Vistaprint, Agency Defends Move

Rhode Island small business printers are furious that the State of Rhode Island is giving Vistaprint $2.2 million in tax credits to open a sales office...

RI Lost Jobs in April UPDATED

RI loses 200 jobs in the month of March

Rhode Island lost 200 jobs in the month of March, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training data released on Thursday.  ​

RI Commerce Lures Vistaprint with $2.2M in Subsidies, Unaware Competitor MOO.com is RI-Based

Stefan Prior, Heads Commerce

The Raimondo Administration on Wednesday announced that Vistaprint and the potential of 125 new jobs are coming to Rhode Island over the next three years. But,...

Upserve CEO Angus Davis Talks About PawSox Owners Demands and His Company’s Growth

Upserve CEO Angus Davis

Rhode Island business leader Angus Davis, who heads Upserve talked about his company's growth and spoke out about the billionaire group of Pawtucket Red...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Artigas: RI’s Assault on Business Will Further Hobble the State Economy

As one who ran a (very) small business for 40 years, I am troubled by the mindset revealed in the "Fair Shot" proposals currently under debate....

Forbes Features RI’s “Bangle Billionaire,” Alex and Ani Founder Rafaelian

Rafaelian scores the cover of Forbes' June edition

It is not a little blurb. Forbes is running an eight-page feature in its June issue titled, “How Alex And Ani Founder Carolyn Rafaelian...

City of Newport Launches Newport Re-Uses Program to Help Environment

Newport Re-Uses

The City of Newport is set for the launch of Newport Re-Uses, an initiative designed to help coordinate, communicate, and create action to help...

RI Commerce Vice Chair and Raimondo Appointee is Massachusetts Resident

Governor Gina Raimondo appointed O'Hanley

In 2015, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo named a high powered Boston financier to serve on the board of Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. At the time...

Providence: One of the Worst Cities to Start a Career Says Study

Providence is ranked as one of the worst cities to start a career in.

Providence is one of the worst cities in the country to start a career. 

PawSox Make Apex Site Push - Present and Former Owners Battle Over $6M in Hazardous Waste Clean-Up

Apex site in Pawtucket, Photo: City of Pawtucket Tax Assessor

GoLocal has learned that the owners of the Apex site in Pawtucket and the previous owners are battling in Superior Court over indemnification provisions from...

NY Times Links WJAR-10’s Parent Company to Right-Wing Mandated News Stories

The New York Times published an article on Sunday that outlined how the parent company of Providence’s WJAR-10 is requiring its stations to...

Two Rhode Islanders Make Fast Company’s List of the 100 Most Creative People in Business

Rhode Island scored two on Fast Company’s lists of the “100 Creative People in Business 2017."

Lardaro Report: Conditions Reach Highest Level Since 2012

What a difference a year makes! We struggled through most of 2016, which was particularly disappointing as we had originally been led to believe things had...

Smart Benefits: The I-9 & Seasonal Employees

Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the US. With the hiring of summer...

Feroce Says BENRUS is an Insurgent, Now Ready to Disrupt Fashion

Giovanni Feroce, CEO of BENRUS

Giovanni Feroce, appearing on GoLocal LIVE on Friday, says the BENRUS is on its way to disrupt fashion. After a few years of ups and...

Who Is the Man Buying Up Providence’s East Side?

Burnside House on Benefit Street PHOTO: Flckr, Reading Tom

Quietly, a Fall River, Massachusetts man named Walter Bronhard has been buying up tens of millions of dollars of premium properties on the East Side...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Sasse: Are Governors Economic Miracle Workers?

Gary Sasse

Rhode Island’s economic performance has garnered national attention. The State has attracted jobs from a few companies like GE Digital and Johnson &...

Rhode Island’s Emerging Leaders — Elijah Stephenson

Elijah Stephenson

Where is Rhode Island going and who is going to take us there? Well, United Way of Rhode Island and GoLocalProv have teamed up in...

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