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With a background in finance, Salma Elboulaaidi knows the importance of a diverse portfolio, which plays into her business approach at Empire Market LLC in Providence. "We want to offer a little bit of everything," Elboulaaidi said. … more
You don't have to be "rich" to retire successfully. That's what certified financial planner Donna Sowa Allard, 34, tells her clients at Sowa Financial Group Inc., based in Lincoln. "There is an impression that people who do our … more
Mark H. Goerner has spent most of his adult life as a commercial fisherman, but recently went out on his own. Now he’s learning firsthand the challenges associated with growing and harvesting … more
Two months after Dana and Stephen Shechtman bought Barrington Books, an independent bookstore, in 2008, the Rhode Island economy started its long decline. The Shechtmans analyzed their sales and quickly reached a conclusion: They had to … more
Awash in "found" money following the recent biannual Revenue Estimating Conference, state leaders are lining up with a host of new budget priorities, including exemptions to the minimum corporate tax. State bookkeepers last month projected … more
Rhode Island business owners are divided over whether or not the $2.89 tipped minimum wage should be raised. The issue is before the General Assembly in the forms of companion Senate and House bills sponsored by numerous legislators, with … more
Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
The brouhaha over National Grid’s rate increases for electricity is understandable. more
Family businesses can give rise to some of the most meaningful and enduring versions of success possible. Yet, because of the proximity of personal and business relations inherent in them, family businesses can also be breading grounds for … more
The “light bulb” moment for Foolproof Brewing founder Nick Garrison appeared during his honeymoon at a brew pub in Quebec. When his wife said, “Wouldn’t it be nice to own a place like this someday?” the then-Raytheon employee knew his future was sealed. Less than three years later, the Pawtucket company Garrison created from the foundation of his home-brewing hobby is one of the success stories of the growing Rhode Island craft-beer industry. more
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