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Small Business
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Many of Rhode Island's minority groups are growing, but the value of state contracts with minority business enterprises, known as MBEs, isn't keeping up. "It's not a secret minority [groups] have been growing at an accelerated rate," Oscar … more
Gerardo Reyes loves coffee. "Everything started with loving coffee – I'm addicted," said the owner of Chikondi Café on Dexter Street in Central Falls. A Guatemalan native, Reyes moved to Providence when he was 20. For the past 12 years … more
Immediately after opening Videology Imaging Solutions Inc. in 1995, Carol Ethier said she often had requests to build cameras – but she had designed the business to do and be so much more. The video, image capture and display technology … more
The pitch: Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change your body. Years in business: 4 Employees: 22 Cost to obtain franchise: $154,500-$282,000 … more
The Windsor chair, an iconic furniture design in New England, is more than it seems. In the eyes of designers, it scores well on many fronts. O&G Studio, a design and manufacturing business in Warren, took inspiration from the classic shape … more
The woman who buys her own jewelry and who wants something classic and real is the type of customer driving the growth of HAVERHILL Inc. Three-year-old HAVERHILL is among the small companies with dedicated offices in the shared space … more
Dana and Josh Kretzmann knew how challenging it could be to launch and maintain a small, retail business. So when they had an opportunity to expand their shop, White Buffalo, into a larger space, they thought a shared space with other small … more
1 You are Rhode Island's Small Business Person of the Year and in the running for the national honor. Why do you think you earned the recognition? I think our story is typical of how so many small businesses have fought hard to prosper the … more
The pitch: Minuteman Press offers high-quality printing and marketing products; timely, personalized service; and competitive prices. We've become the one-stop shop for any brand recognition. From business-to-business to … more
Providence is not the best place to start a business. In fact, it’s the second-worst large city in the nation to start one, ahead of only Ontario, Calif., according to the latest study by personal finance website Wallethub. more
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