Entrepreneurship & Small Business: Starting a Business in Rhode Island
This LibGuide originally created by Rick Keogh will assist you in locating a wide variety of information for small business development/growth, including planning, financing, managing, marketing and using government assistance resources
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From Gaebler.com. Links to 20 resources for entrepreneurs, including government resources (state and federal), loans/financing, chambers-of-commerce, advertising costs and more. Also provides similar resources for all other states. Excellent place to begin research.
Covers over 52,000 businesses. Arranged by city, yellow page category, major employers and SIC-code. Outstanding resource for researching potential competitor information.
Note: this resource is only available on reserve at the Downcity Library. You may be able to request scans from the directory.
The Office of the Secretary of State provides resources which assist those who want to start a business or grow an existing business in Rhode Island. Links to appropriate state agencies for licensing, labor laws, taxation, worker's compensation and more.
Links to homepages of all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island. Many (but not all) of these provide guidance/services on starting or relocating a business in their city/town. When considering a location for your business, remember to check local regulations regarding zoning and other ordinances, which are different for each municipality.