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Small Business
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Family-owned businesses are a fixture of American enterprise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70 percent of all businesses in the U.S. are family businesses of one kind or another. And while most of them are small, many big companies – even in the Fortune 500 – are family controlled. 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
Five percent, or 24, of Rhode Island’s 506 middle-market firms are engaged in exporting, according to Middle Market Power Index: Taking the Global Stage, a report from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet. more
Moving the multidisciplinary design studio Shellshock Inc. to Providence last August, after two years in Boston, has helped the company grow, founder Mark Mason said. "I didn't see the value of being in a location with a lot of congestion … more
A car dealership in Massachusetts avoided a worker's compensation claim last year after internal video surveillance revealed the worker who allegedly fell on the job deliberately put water on the floor. That's one of many anecdotes … more
David C. Baud knows if he does unbelievable work on 99.9 percent of a job, the chances are that his client could get hung up on the 0.1 percent that wasn't up to snuff. That's why he aims for the clients of his family-owned construction … more
Mark DeStefano worked in the boating business for nearly three decades before a friend turned him onto the electric-biking business. Last July, DeStefano opened the doors to Pedego Rhode Island, an electric-bike shop at 227 Thames St. in … more
With All My Heart Child Care Inc. received the 2015 New Bedford Area Small Business of the Year Award this week from the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and BankFive. more
Much of New England was privy to one of the most dramatic family-business power struggles in recent history last summer when the Demoulas family publicly fought for control over the popular Massachusetts-based grocery chain Market Basket Inc. … more
James "Bud" Heaton was a teacher-turned-contractor in 1992 when he switched careers for a second time, seeing an opportunity in anchors, waterproof paint and nylon rope. The veteran sailor and boater knew that Newport's only marine-supply … more
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