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Virtual business advising with our expert business counselors is available at no cost. RISBDC clients, reach out to your advisor with questions or concerns. If you are not yet a client, you may register for counseling. Call us with questions at 401-874-7232.

What We Do

We provide RI small business owners with the services and expertise they need to succeed: no cost expert counseling, relevant training, and access to important resources. We support you and your business at every stage, from start-up through maturity. Meet with one of our experienced business counselors or register today for a workshop.

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Starting a business?

Our free no-cost or low cost seminars, led by counselors and business professionals, on popular topics related to starting and growing small businesses in Rhode Island, are geared towards new business owners and those in the pre-venture stage.

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Need help with your existing business?

No-cost, individual counseling can address financial planning, business plan development, market research, loan application development, branding, licensing and permits, and more.

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Business Skills Webinars

Our webinars are designed to help you get your business on track and accelerate your growth.

Couldn’t attend one of our past webinars? Watch the recordings here!



Looking for Immediate Help?

We share our top small business resources, from Business Start Ups to Taxes, on our Resources page.