Rhode Island Small Business Journal Expands into Massachusetts

FALL RIVER, MA – Rhode Island Small Business Journal (RISBJ) founder, Gil Lantini, and co-founder, Ralph Coppolino, are excited to announce the launch of the Massachusetts Small Business Journal (MASBJ).  MASBJ will focus on Southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the Bristol County area, in addition to a few neighboring towns. MASBJ will initially launch online in September of 2013, and the first printed issue of the monthly magazine will hit stands in January of 2014.

Just like RISBJ, MASBJ will exclusively feature content from business owners that are part of the local community.  “We feel it’s extremely important for our content to come from experts in their field that have had entrepreneurial success in the markets we serve. This creates the quality, relevant, community driven content our readers have come to expect” said Lantini. Over 10,000 printed copies of MASBJ will be distributed to an estimated 400 locations throughout the region at locations such as the Chambers of Commerce, local supermarkets and banks, as well as through direct mail.

RISBJ has made a positive impact on Rhode Island’s small business community ever since its inception 18 months ago.  As the state’s most circulated monthly business publication, RISBJ continues to provide guidance and resources to entrepreneurs, in addition to much needed exposure for startups and other local businesses.  The magazine and online resource is proud to have successfully brought together resources from government, Chambers of Commerce, state agencies, and the small business community.  This collaboration helps small businesses stay more informed and also provides them with greater opportunities for success.

RISBJ has gained many supporters in a short time.  “We have been supporters of the RISBJ right from its initiation,” said Denise Drouin, Event Assistant at the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.  “This publication has become instrumental in bringing up to date advice, best practices and new trends to the small business community.”

Coppolino is looking forward to spreading RISBJ’s positive impact to Massachusetts, saying, “Not only are we excited to provide the resources small businesses in Massachusetts need to continue their success, but we are also looking forward to strengthening the relationship between the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts business communities.  We would love to see those regions work together to create an even more welcoming environment for small business.”

If you are interested in contributing content, visit http://risbj.wpengine.com/masbj-contributor-application/.

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