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At its peak, Applied Radar Inc. employed 35 people and conducted 90 percent of its business with the U.S. military. But in the last five years, military spending overall has declined, forcing the technology research and development company to … more
COFFEE IS THE SECRET WEAPON in many a morning routine. It's also the inspiration for a Rhode Island business that is using a coffee-based extract to power its natural skin care line. … more
Industrial remnants have become raw materials for two sisters, whose interior-design gallery, Silver Hippopotamus, makes beautiful objects out of worn castoffs. Beth Scanlon Melfi, an … more
When does a blizzard progress from a costly storm to a legitimate disaster? Rhode Island will soon find out. The damage wreaked by the January blizzard, the three-day storm that began Jan. … more
Happy new year! Or … is it? more
Designxri introduces and connects Rhode Island designers to the world. Co-founded on that premise by director Lisa Carnevale, left above, and a number of board members, the nonprofit incorporated Aug. 1, 2014 and the following month … more
North Providence’s White Cross Pharmacy has grown into a third-generation, family-owned business serving clients in three states by constantly working to meet the changing needs of customers. From left, Beth Brown, business director; Robert J. Iacobucci, pharmacy director and Robert L. Iacobucci, company president and CEO, show off one of the latest examples, the Med Box. The containers hold all of a patient’s medications, which are organized for them by day and hour. The company’s clients include assisted-living facilities and group residential homes. more
In the constant quest to improve profitability, small-business owners explore many options. They ramp up marketing, improve service, hire sales reps and try to upsell existing customers. These and other things can certainly have a positive impact on short-term profits. more
One of the nice things about running your own business is that you can take a tax deduction for 50 percent of expenses related to entertaining clients, customers or employees. There are, of course, rules. For example, you can deduct entertainment expenses only if they are both “ordinary” and “necessary” and meet one of two tests: the “directly related” test or the “associated test.” more
Across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Arden Engineering Constructors has worked on heating and air conditioning, fire-protection sprinkler systems and other mechanical engineering systems. Their clients include businesses big and small, hospitals and universities, said President and CEO Robert Bolton. more
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