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Tomas A. Avila knows how to help businesses get off the ground. He was a member of the R.I. Small Business Development Center for years, specializing in assisting Latinos move their ideas into business plans through programs that included Primer Paso, which received the Association of Small Business Development Centers’ 2007 ASBDC Rhode Island State Star. more
If you suspect your website could work harder to help your business grow, you’re probably right. Most sites I’ve looked at during nearly 20 years as a website developer need a bit of work. Here are my recommendations to help your site reach its full potential as a powerful tool in your marketing efforts. more
Lisa Marie Mattiello, owner of Pranzi Catering & Events, likes to boast there’s no challenge her company can’t handle. From birthday parties to corporate receptions, they do it all. more
Tired of constantly chasing after clients or customers? Are you relying too much on current clients to send new business your way through referrals? more
The business name Top This! Fire-Grilled Pizza Crusts is both a challenge to competitors and an invitation to consumers, owner Roger Dwyer says. more
Unpredictable weather, changing fish populations and federal regulation continue to challenge the region’s commercial-fishing industry. But the business of supplying that industry remains strong for family-owned Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply, which expanded to a 21,000-square-foot New Bedford building last July. Above, owner Reidar Bendiksen, left, and son Tor Bendiksen, chief operating officer; with employees Meghan Lapp, front, and Sarah Fortin. The women are building a groundfish net. more
A business that serves commercial fishermen has built-in challenges, among them weather, changing fish populations and federal regulations that substantially impact planning and development. To survive and thrive, a marine design and supply business has to be nimble, innovative and just plain determined. more
Bristol’s Dynamic Bicycles Inc. sees opportunity in the growing popularity of public and private bike-share networks. The company makes shaft drive systems that propel bicycles without a chain, potentially a major advantage for riders, such as tourists, not dressed in clothes designed for cycling. “It is an exploding market and one that benefits the most from chainless technology,” said company founder Patrick Perugini. Above, from left, Dynamic employees Justin Plamondon and Jaime Raposa, with owners Devin Kelly and Perugini. more
Assistant Manager Susan Wilson and Richard Guglielmo, owner of Tile Craft Design Center in South Kingstown, in the showroom. Guglielmo is holding a sample of Cambria natural stone. The company, founded in 1960, sells and installs tile, countertops and flooring. “We handle jobs from start to finish,” Guglielmo said. “Customers deal with one person and that’s me.” more
What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong. more
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