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Recognizing that Rhode Island has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and that our economic recovery is anticipated to lag behind other states, a group of local leaders have collaboratively created the Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program.
This comprehensive, zero-cost business training program is designed to move Rhode Islanders from unemployment to self-employment and increase the probability of success for existing businesses.

While this proposal is designed to reduce unemployment and speed recovery in the short-term; it is also designed to build a statewide cooperative and collaborative initiative that will continue to work together to bring long-term success to the Rhode Island small business community.

The Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program is an integrated learning experience designed to drive customers to participants’ businesses and to greatly increase their probability of business success.  These free and paid programs are tailored for entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs and are comprised of four complementary components:

1. Building Blocks for Success: extensive classroom studies expressly designed to enhance business growth and financial strength

2. Generating Internet to Income: monthly discussion groups designed to help monetize web activities

3. One-on-One Coaching: individual assistance in creating business plans, gaining access to capital, and individual coaching

4. Monthly Mastermind Meetings: interactive dialogue provides continuous improvement through peer support

These programs, designed to assist a range of individuals from the pre-entrepreneur to the more experienced business owner, are only possible because of the collaborative spirit of the following organizations and individuals.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
www.abcri.org
Capaldi Web Design and SEO
www.capaldiweb.com
Rhode Island web design
Rhode Island SEO
Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
www.centralrichamber.com
Center for Women & Enterprise
www.cweonline.org
Shop and Garage Intl
shopandgarageintl.com
Insurance Education & Training Associates
www.ieta.biz
Engage Marketing, Inc.
www.davenashtraining.com
Lucier, CPA
www.luciercpa.com
RI Accountants
RI Bookkeeping
Center Of Balance
www.acupuncture-and-fertility.com
Progreso Latino
www.progresolatino.org
Rhode Island Society of Enrolled Agents
www.ealtaxservice.com
SBA Rhode Island
www.sba.gov/ri
James J. Caruolo
The Law Offices of James J. Caruolo
SCORE
www.score.org
South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce
www.skchamber.com
Success Mail, Inc.
www.successmail.net
Steve’s Bounce House
www.stevesbouncehouse.com
Cranston Chamber of Commerce
http://www.cranstonchamber.com/
RI Small Business Development Center
www.risbdc.org
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
www.nrichamber.com
Narragansett Chamber of Commerce
www.narragansettri.com/chamber
BNI Rhode Island
www.bniri.com
RI Economic Development Corporation
www.riedc.com
Town of Coventry
www.town.coventry.ri.us
MJ Sustainability
www.mjsustainability.com
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce
www.eastprovchamber.com
Victory Medical Spa
www.victorymedspa.com
New England Institute of Technology
www.neit.edu
Providence Public Library
www.provlib.org
Providence Postal Customer Council
www.providencepcc.org
Charlestown Chamber of Commerce
www.charlestownrichamber.com
Rhode Island Mediators Association
www.rimediators.org