Issue 9 of RISBJ Featuring Betaspring
What a year it has been. As 2012 comes to a close, it’s great to reflect on the growth of RISBJ over the last several months. Since it’s launch in February, we’ve seen our initial idea transform into a small business resource publication, web site, and online community, becoming a staple resource for thousands of small business owners throughout our state. We’ve featured dozens of inspiring companies, highlighted many non-profits and worked closely with amazing state resources like the SBA, SBDC, CWE, SCORE and the Secretary of State’s Office. Although our state still faces challenges, we’ve made progress in the right direction, which is evident from several of our cities that are experiencing economic growth such as Providence, Cranston and Warwick just to name a few.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed following us this first year as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing you each issue of RISBJ. As 2013 approaches, be on the lookout for many new developments, each furthering our commitment to the small business community within our state. In addition to 12 full issues of RISBJ, we have BIG things planned for the New Year.
In order to continue our growth and support, we want to hear from you. If there are businesses that RISBJ should be featuring, entrepreneurs we should be interviewing or start-ups we should be promoting, please let us know. We’re also always looking to add new contributors to our already amazing lineup. Without our contributors, RISBJ wouldn’t be the go-to resource for small business owners that it has become.
I also want to thank all of our advertisers who believed in the idea of RISBJ even before our first issue came out. It’s their support that has helped to keep RISBJ going each month. Be sure to support them, help them grow and keep our business local. I hope you enjoy the final issue of 2012 and we look forward to hearing from many of you next year!