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Catheter design has not significantly changed since 1935, which is in part why there are a host of urinary-tract infections and annual costs to hospitals related to the medical device. It's also the impetus behind Portela Soni Medical LLC, … more
Erin Donovan-Boyle is executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, one of the state's largest business-advocacy organizations. She discusses some of the changes in the business climate in the state and new initiatives for the … more
Lisa J. Raiola is founder and president of Hope & Main in Warren, Rhode Island's first culinary business incubator. She's also vice president of institutional advancement at Roger Williams University. Raiola, who lives in Bristol, conceptualized … more
It's been 20 years since L.J. Rogers Inc. of Fall River opened its doors to help businesses across the globe import and export goods. And while the customs brokers and freight-forwarding industry has experienced a great deal of change over … more
1What is Buy Local RI and how is the Rhode Island Foundation involved? Buy Local RI is a campaign to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at local businesses. We strive to build a strong economy and vibrant community by promoting locally owned … more
People head into coffee shops to surf the Web, why not to stitch a pillow? That was the thinking behind a new business in North Providence, Whipstitch Sewing Café, which combines hot coffee with sewing machine rentals. You can sip as you … more
The pitch: We make boating simple Years in business: Since 2009 Employees: 7 Cost to obtain franchise: $38,000 initial franchise fee; $140,000-$240,000 … more
In marketing, your first question should always be the same: Who is your customer? A shocking proportion of companies don't have an answer to this question, despite the fact that understanding your customer is one of the most fundamental principles … more
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and its partner the U.S. Small Business Administration are augmenting its joint venture, Money Smart for Small Businesses, which provides guidance for starting and managing a small business. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Thomas Parsons Kellogg III, president of ParsonsKellogg LLC, has been named Rhode Island's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. ParsonsKellogg, a distributor of promotional … more
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