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I'm an Entrepreneur

Are you working to launch a business in Rhode Island?

Welcome! We are thrilled you have chosen to invest here, and we are here to help you on your journey of entrepreneurship.

The Commerce Corporation offers a host of programs and services for individuals and groups starting new enterprises. You bring the passion and the initiative, and we will welcome you with a sound perspective, technical assistance, and constructive feedback.

At the Commerce Corporation, we know that the to-do list for a start-up business can be long, but it does not have to be daunting. We can help entrepreneurs walk through their ideas, and make sure they are accessing all available resources at the right time.

How do we do it? We meet one-on-one with individuals who walk into our offices with a concept and a desire to know where to begin, and offer technical assistance as well as introductions to our partners who can provide further consulting. We also work with early stage companies to help them define exactly what they need. For example – a new business might be looking for financing, but have yet to understand their markets. Commerce Corporation staff will walk businesses through a discovery process so they can get where they need to be: in front of a bank with a solid plan that will secure capital.


Here are just a few resources to help you get started:

Startup Assistance   |  Business Planning  | Resource Network | Secretary of State

Let Us Help!

Use our Business Navigator tool to find more resources tailored to your needs and to get in touch with us for personalized assistance.

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Main Contact Information To speak with a Commerce Corporation expert, please email us at client.services@commerceri.com. We're happy to assist you.

Success Stories

Seafreeze, Ltd.

In 2014, Rhode Island food and seafood companies made great progress growing their export sales with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and Food Export-Northeast’s assistance.

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