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Small Business
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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
The spread of parking meters in Providence from the downtown business district into surrounding neighborhoods with popular business centers, including Wayland Square and Federal Hill, has unleashed a wave of criticism from small-business owners. … more
Roberta J. Fagan says people are sometimes surprised to see her, a woman, jump out of an Anchor Fuel Inc. truck when she's out on a delivery on Aquidneck Island. But raised eyebrows and trade stereotypes have yet to deter her from wanting … more
Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project. Instead, she and her friend co-founded what they thought would be a fun way for interesting women to network, for … 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
As a top executive at a social-benefit corporation, 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 Newport, partnering with her … more
Nicole D'Andrea wanted her MacBook to fit inside her "Mr. Arrogant" handbag, one of several styles her company designs, so she put the zipper on the side. "I try to keep the pieces stylish but classic and functional," she said. "I want you … 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
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
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