Business Banking Resources

At BankNewport, we have compiled an assortment of resources to help you navigate the Rhode Island business landscape. These documents will help you become a member of the dynamic, forward-thinking, and unique business community present in this great state.

This is a hub for not just your business banking needs, but for your needs as a member of the Rhode Island business community. Take advantage of the resources and information provided, and let us know how else we can help.

And when you need to talk, we’re ready to listen.


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Business Banking FAQs


U.S. Small Business Administration
There is considerable information available from the SBA website. | 800.827.5722

Small Business Development Center
A specialized team of consultants is available through the SBDC to assist business owners in the development of loan packages for SBA-guaranteed bank loans. To request assistance from a packaging consultant, contact the SBDC at the number listed and they will redirect you accordingly. | 401.598.2702

Secretary of State's Business Information Center
The Business Information Center will provide information on forms you need to file and information on the rules and regulations that apply to your business. | 401.222.3040

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
RIEDC can provide links to various support resources available within the state that can assist with new venture start-up or improving day-to-day operations, in order to gain a competitive advantage. | 401.278.9100

Center for Women & Enterprise
The Center for Women & Enterprise can assist you through preparation of business plans for submission to financial institutions, technical assistance and educational programs. | 401.277.0800

SEED Micro Loan Program
Loans up to $35,000 for start-up or existing businesses meeting the small business definition are available. | 508.822.1020