We Mean Business is your connection to business success in Rhode Island. Get help connecting with the right governmental and non-profit business organizations to start or grow your business; access a network of public and private consultants that can give you advice based on your business needs and learn about financing programs especially for the small business owner.

We Mean Business is a joint venture of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis' First Stop Business Information Center and Every Company Counts, an initiative of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. The mission of We Mean Business is to connect Rhode Island business owners with local, state and federal agencies as well as the non-profit resources that impact their business.

This collaboration presents a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to discuss issues that impact their business and to get the information they will need to start, grow or improve their business experience in Rhode Island.