For East Providence business-related information, visit the City's business portal
featuring helpful links and videos or contact their small business liaison
Information for Rhode Island BusinessesThis information is intended for those looking to start a Rhode Island business or keep their existing business in good standing. Out of state businesses should refer to our resources for Foreign Businesses page.https://www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/business-services/ri-business
Rhode Island Small Business Development Centers
Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is administered by University of Rhode Island in a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the private sector. RISBDC's mission is to provide entrepreneurs with best-fit resources to create and transform their businesses.
RISBDC promotes economic development and provides broad-based and high-quality,
"No Cost" one-on-one counseling and low-cost group educational services.
There are numerous steps you must take before starting your business and reaching success. Discover the free services available to assist you on this page. It features a wealth of information to help identify your strengths and weaknesses and enable you to get suggestions, coaching and resources that are relevant specifically to your business.
Rhode Island Department of State
Find out what steps are required in starting a business in Rhode Island.
What kind of business structure should I set up: corporation, LLC, partnership, sole proprieter..
Business Basics LINK
How to register a business in Rhode Island and more