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Small Business
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Nancy R. Mendizabal says the insurance market isn't growing like it did 10 years ago, and while prolonged market stagnation hasn't intrinsically hurt her family insurance company, plans for expansion are on hold. "If there was organic … more
New federal rules are making it more complicated – but safer – to close on residential property, and Downcity Home Closing hopes to help parties navigate the transaction. Three partners launched the Barrington business in January, said … more
The pitch: Disaster can strike any home or business. Servpro offers locally owned yet nationally certified procedures and resources to restore damaged property to pre-calamity appearance. Years in business: 26 … more
As one of two top executives at a social-benefit corporation in Rhode Island, Maureen Cronin gets hired to solve problems and create change. She takes on that role as co-founder and CEO through her firm, Worldways Social Marketing, in … more
Entrepreneurship in a box? That's part of the concept of Truepreneurs, a new limited liability company formed last year in Providence by 23-year-old founder and "chief of progress" Brandon Monti. Truepreneurs sells an educational … more
In 2012, veteran high school teacher Lee Chartier, 59, of South Kingstown, who has degrees in art, history and adult education and experience redesigning her own homes, decided to start her own company. Her business, Inside Style LLC, is an … more
Why did you select your profession? Before starting Alliance Security 12 years ago, I worked for another home-alarm company. I knew I could do it better, and so I set out to make it a reality. Where do you see yourself … more
(Updated 1:26 p.m.) The Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loans hit their annual lending cap of $18.75 billion this week, and the agency has instituted a waiting list for new loans as a result, The Business Journals reported. more
ATLANTA – Small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofits in Kent, Providence and Washington counties can apply for U.S. Small Business Administration working capital disaster loans due to hardships resulting from a drought that began on July … more
If a manager sits back and listens, and is deliberative in a meeting in which her colleagues are more forceful with their comments, is she displaying weakness? And if a company values leadership, and wants to promote managers who are … more
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