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A child, manning a lemonade stand, says “After I got money for my last baby tooth,” to a friend, “I knew I nedded a new income stream.” more
After selling pagers for about three years, Ray Leung started working with the company that would become Wireless Zone in 1996. It’s been a profitable partnership for Cumberland’s Leung. He’s now president of CRMS Inc., which owns 12 Wireless Zone businesses, including four in Rhode Island. At right is Leung, at the Taunton Ave. Wireless Zone store in East Providence, with store manager Brad Lavoie. more
H. Jack Martin returned to the Providence Public Library more than a decade after he first worked there as an art and music clerk, taking the helm this past January as executive director. more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
The Rhode Island Foundation’s endowment exceeds $730 million, but feeding the appetites of philanthropy is a constant exercise in relationship-building that leads to giving – an exercise two recent hires plan to help boost. more
There are a number of ways for nonprofits to improve the presentation of financial information for the public, the board, and current and potential donors. From our extensive work with nonprofit organizations, here are four that are generally the most effective. more
There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. more
What business owners need to know about changes in health care laws, corporate income and estate tax codes, the potential for a federal Internet tax and a new electronic unemployment claims process will be the focus of the PBN Summit on Government Regulations & Business Nov. 6. more
Setting goals. Generating ideas. Making plans. Gathering information. These things are all important to a business owner or entrepreneur with aspirations. But they won’t get you where you want to go without one more vital ingredient: Execution. more
A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. more
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