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Secretary of State Mollis, RIEDC Offer Small Businesses More Help This Month

PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation are offering two more workshops this month to help small businesses improve their bottom line.

"In these challenging times, we are doing everything we can to help the economy grow. Going to these workshops is like bringing on consultants for the day," said Mollis.

Gil Lantini of Focus Business Solutions will present "Internet Marketing for Small Business" Mon., Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, R.I.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Chamber of Commerce.

Discover low cost ways to increase website traffic, explore how search engines work and learn ways to gain better website visibility by utilizing both free and paid methods.

David Lucier of Lucier CPA and John Polumbo of Strategic Sales will present "Business Accelerator" Wed., Nov. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 875 Centerville Rd., Building 2, Unit 5, Warwick.

This workshop will review the top 10 pitfalls of running a small business, pricing strategies to retain customers and grow margins, marketing strategies and tax management issues.

To register for the free workshops, contact the Secretary of State's office at 222-2185 or businessinfo@sos.ri.gov.

The Secretary of State's office works with 60,000 companies registered to do business in Rhode Island. The office oversees recording commercial liens and protecting corporate trademarks as well as provides advice to start-up businesses.

Secretary of State Mollis is committed to making it easier to vote, making it easier to do business in Rhode Island and making government more open and accessible. For more information about the programs and services the Secretary of State offers Rhode Islanders, visit sos.ri.gov.

RIEDC's mission is to create jobs, help companies expand and develop their workforce, and identify opportunities to bring new companies into our state.

RIEDC offers a host of programs, both in-house and in collaboration with partner organizations, to support the businesses of Rhode Island and to achieve the goals of job retention and sustainable job growth. For more information, visit riedc.com.

MEDIA CONTACT -- Chris Barnett at 222-4293 or cbarnett@sos.ri.gov

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/

Release date: 11-17-2011

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