Rhode Island Edition 2020—U.S. Small Business…


Front Cover
1

Table of Contents
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Administrator’s Message
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A Message From the District Director
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Local Business Assistance Success Story
8

Our Local SBA Resource Partners
11

Your Advocates
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10 Tips to Help You Build and Grow Your Brand
14

How to Start a Business
16

Workforce Recruitment
20

Find an EIN
21

Opportunities for Veterans
22

Entrepreneurial Resources
24

Write Your Business Plan
26

Funding Programs Success Story
28

SBA Lenders
31

Need Financing?
33

Go Global with International Trade
34

R&D Opportunities for High Growth Startups
36

Disaster Assistance Success Story
38

Surety Bonds
42

Contracting Success Story
44

How to do Business with the Government
46

Government Contracting
47

SBA Certification Programs
48

Women-Owned Small Business Certification
49
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