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Entrepreneurship
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Ken Block, software-engineering entrepreneur, former Rhode Island Republican gubernatorial candidate and government-reformer gadfly, has launched a new company developing a unique, high-quality line of golfing products. KenRick Golf in … more
A native of Venezuela, Oscar Mejias immigrated to the United States in 2003. Only four years later, during the buildup to the Great Recession, Mejias had laid the foundation for HITEP, which stands for Hispanic Technology & Education … more
Linda and Bill Bohmbach, married co-owners of Portsmouth-based Home Healthsmith LLC, founded the business because they wanted to empower people with the mobility and safety to age comfortably in place. What started first as an idea and a … more
Little changes can have big consequences. Just ask merchants along a number of Providence's most important retail corridors. When the city looked at installing parking meters along Wickenden Street, the merchants' association there fought … more
Lelani S. Williams recently won Clark University’s annual Ureka Big Idea Challenge for her idea to create a woman-managed solar cooker production business in Haiti. more
A psychology degree is not the typical credential associated with running a business, but Stephanie Additon is not a traditional entrepreneur. Additon launched Java Skincare in 2014 from the back of her and her husband's artisan roasting … more
While studying comparative literature at Brown University in the late 1970s, Deborah Schimberg didn't envision founding a company that makes chewing gum from sustainable ingredients. "I didn't have a vision of what I was going to do after … more
Anyone who's ever planned a wedding or a large-scale party knows it's typically a lot of work. But for Stephanie Frazier-Grimm, founder of Couture Parties LLC and nonprofit The Confetti Foundation, it's her full-time job and she loves it. … more
Rachel C. Narodowy knows restaurant customers can be finicky, so she's built a family-style eatery over the last 38 years that lures locals with the time-tested combination of good food, affordable prices and a welcoming atmosphere. … more
Social media and celebrities are two powerful ingredients in a new Providence company's plans to direct ad revenue to philanthropic causes. Ripple invites celebrities and other public figures to use its software platform for their social … more
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