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Books on the Square Manager Jennifer Kandarian rings up Katherine Schoppel of Providence. The Wayland Square business is a throwback to a time before digital technology changed so much of the publishing landscape. The bookstore founded in 1992 is a brick-and-mortar survivor, with a strong focus on fiction and children’s books. Owners Rodney and Mercedes Clifton bought it out of receivership in 2007 and after some lean years say the business is now breaking even. more
Thanks to the explosive growth of mobile search (which commands cheaper ad rates) and competition from social sites such as Facebook, the cost of Google search ads has been dropping a bit. That’s good news for small business. more
There are businesses, even in the 21st-century United States, built on the sales of bound volumes of printed paper from shelves in old-fashioned, bricks-and-mortar shops. more
While most articles on negotiating focus on tactics during negotiations, less attention is paid to preparing yourself before negotiations ever get underway. This negotiation “advance work” is just as important as what you do in the negotiation itself. more
The R.I. Small Business Development Center is getting back into motion after six months of restructuring as a result of its move from Johnson & Wales University to the University of Rhode Island. more
Feedback is essential for almost any type of business endeavor. Big companies seek feedback all the time on what consumers like and don’t like about their products; how their employees are performing; and whether they are on the right strategic path. more
Although Henry C. Hodge began his information technology career as a defense contractor in the Washington, D.C., area, his technical expertise led him to work in many segments of business and industry. more
The series of runway shows and events dubbed StyleWeek Northeast will return to Providence Aug. 24-29. Created by StyleWeek LLC founder Rosanna Ortiz, pictured above, the celebration of fashion and local design talent now in its fifth year has grown steadily. What was originally planned as a single, three-day event has now spread to up to 16 days annually over three separate weeks of the season. Eighteen designers are expected to preview their spring 2015 collections at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. more
In a sleek, white-walled downtown Providence office, five young people gathered around a central conference table bang away on laptops trying to build an app that will bend the retail market. more
It took a while, but the R.I. Small Business Development Center, the grass roots support agency that is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration nationwide network, has a new chief. more
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