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When Todd Monjar and Collette Royer met on Match.com two years ago, they shared not only a romantic interest but an idea for creating a meaningful artistic startup. By May of the following year, Monjar, a photographer and entrepreneur, … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island joined other New England states in setting a goal of producing 50 percent of its food by 2060. It's an ambitious goal, since at present only about 1 percent of the food now consumed in the state is grown within its … more
Debt is a dual-edged sword. For some, it is the bane of economic health. And yet in business, as in personal finance, taking on debt often finances growth, acquisition and activity. Think of mortgages to buy homes or loans to develop a commercial … more
R.I. Commerce Corp. has launched a website focused on developing the Latino business community in Rhode Island. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday announced the winners of its second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse is one of 80 winners. more
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
Twenty-two years ago, Dan Del Bonis opened a restaurant with a partner. When that didn't work out, he and his father sold the slightly used kitchen equipment to other restaurateurs. And a new business was born. Del Bonis, the owner … more
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