Rhode Island Small Business Resources

Starting and running a small business requires resources. There are businesses, government groups, and nonprofits ready to help you.

We’ve compiled state and local resources and our own tools and guides to help you run a successful small business in Rhode Island.

Use our Rhode Island Small Business Resources guide to get started.

Starting a business? Get access to small business resources and support when you start an LLC with Northwest ($29 + State Fees).

Statewide Small Business Resources in Rhode Island

These small business resources offer tools for starting, maintaining, and growing your business.

Rhode Island SBDC


The Rhode Island SBDC offers valuable guidance to small businesses, aiding in strategy development, financial planning, market research, and offering access to potential funding sources.

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Rhode Island SBA


The Rhode Island SBA helps businesses flourish by providing access to capital, training, networking opportunities, assistance in securing government contracts, and fostering economic growth.

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Rhode Island Department of State Business Services


Find resources for starting and maintaining your business entity in Rhode Island.

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