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Information for Rhode Island Businesses

This information is intended for those looking to start a Rhode Island business or keep their existing business in good standing. Out of state businesses should refer to our resources for Foreign Businesses page.

Business Basics

Have a great business idea but don’t know where to begin? Be sure to read our Business Basics for guidance!

Business Basics


Start Your Business

Start a Business

Learn how to register your business.

Maintain Your Business

Maintain a Business

Learn how to keep your business in good standing.

Maintain Your Business

Close a Business

Learn how to formally close your business in Rhode Island.