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Small Business
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One thing that Rhode Island's small-business community cannot say is that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been sitting on her hands when it comes to helping more entrepreneurs be successful (an approach that is in direct opposition to that of her … more
Woonsocket restaurant owner Judy Beauchemin knows all too well how much effort it takes to make a small business work, and how the unexpected can upend the best of ideas. She opened her first family restaurant in 1993, and still remembers … more
A family-based business composed of ingenious thinkers who know how to reinvent themselves to meet changing conditions. That's the formula that has kept New England Construction going strong, now in its second generation of leadership. … more
It turns out, strange as it sounds, that sharks like nuts. Who knew? That was good news in 2013 for three Providence-area entrepreneurs who were building a business that makes and sells high-protein nut butters, almond butters and protein powder. … more
Beta Group Inc., of Lincoln, started small – with three employees in 1982 – and it has continued to grow, taking a leap, for example, in mid-2012, when it acquired the landscape architecture firm Gates, Leighton & Associates, which became a new … more
A South Kingstown-based environmental research firm founded in 1979 by four University of Rhode Island scientists was boosted into a gigantic new sphere when it became part of a global firm based in the United Kingdom. In late 2011, the … more
Fresh ideas for bringing the beauty and serenity of aquariums into peoples' lives are always flowing at Something Fishy. The business, founded in 1993 by CEO Kurt Harrington as an outgrowth of his youthful aquarium hobby, has shifted focus … more
The second decade of the 21st century has been good to the 170-year-old Palmer Spring Co. in Providence. Ryan Palmer, a member of the founding family and a worker with the company, said Palmer Spring is "stable," with a positive sales trend in the … more
NONPROFITS HOPE & MAIN, Rhode Island's first food-business incubator, is a "center of gravity" for local food, said Lisa Raiola, founder and president. Believing that homegrown food processing and related businesses could … more
Heading to new destinations to learn about local culture is nothing new in travel. But in recent years, the rise of experiential travel has encouraged communities and business owners to immerse visitors in their experience. Instead of … more
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