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From the boom years of the 1990s to the Great Recession, Bristol’s TJ Russell Supply has relied on customer service to help it stand out from competitors. “That’s sort of our niche – that personal service,” said owner Erik Warner, pictured above. “[We] take pride in finding the best, most economical solutions for [customers’] supply needs and we like to do it on a personal level.” The wholesale cleaning-supply business, now in its 43rd year, offers approximately 5,000 different products. And most of its business is still done by what some would consider old-fashioned methods – through email, phone and fax. more
A professional skater, an entrepreneur, a founder and executive director, Carolyn Drumm – with a little inspiration from Oprah Winfrey – is sharing her passion with those less fortunate. more
In fiscal 2013, the U.S. government entered into contracts to be performed in Rhode Island with a value of more than $766 million. These contracts were for goods and services as diverse as construction services, underwater sound equipment and clambakes. more
When Michael Townsend, creative director and founder of Tape Art, works with a company like General Electric on leadership development, he draws images on adhesive tape stuck to walls or buildings that ultimately will be removed. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration said that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Kent, Providence and Washington counties as a result of the drought that began on July 1. more
It’s almost not enough to be just a good accounting firm anymore. Increasingly, the leading CPA groups are growing, merging and expanding into financial services and other new specialties. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
The predecessor of Warwick’s Secure Future Tech Solutions built its reputation on providing “break and fix” computer-repair services. The rise in security threats and demand for services to combat them has grown so much in recent years that company President Eric M. Shorr decided in February that the firm’s old name, PC Troubleshooters, no longer fit its focus. “We’re protecting our clients’ futures by making sure they have a secure network, good backups and reliable systems,” said Shorr, above right, with bench technician Scott Robinson. more
Here are two words that customers love to hear: “free” and “discount.” But for a small business, those words can be dangerous. more
Even if you’ve never heard of A4 Architecture Inc. of Newport, you may be familiar with some of founder Ross Sinclair Cann’s work. more
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