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The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. more
Military veterans from across New England huddle on the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Oct. 19 at the third annual CVS Health/New England Patriots Football Skills Camp for Veterans. The camp provides veterans with the opportunity to work on their football skills alongside former Patriots players and get autographs from and pictures with Patriots alumni, cheerleaders and mascot Pat Patriot. As part of the camp, the veterans were treated to lunch, as well as tickets to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. more
An estate tax cut estimated to save taxpayers $18 million annually must make Rhode Island more attractive to wealthy retirees, right? more
Don’t let the small mountain of coal overlooking the Port of Providence fool you. more
Just beneath the scenic surface of Narragansett Bay lies a murkier side of Rhode Island’s maritime legacy. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. knows how to follow a game plan, as evidenced by a second straight third quarter profit record. more
Southcoast Health System has laid off 70 workers, citing a 3 percent shortfall in the system’s operating budget, according to The Standard-Times in New Bedford. more
Resolute Racing Shells of Bristol sold its first boat to Japan in December, and is following up with two more, through a referral the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association helped the firm make to federal and state commerce agencies. more
Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
No matter what type of small business you have, it’s hard to know everything about running it the best way possible. Maybe you’re great at marketing, but stumble over balance sheets; or you shine as a leader, but social media has you stumped. Advice from outside advisers, technical experts or consultants can be critical to taking a business to the next level. more
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