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What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island? Time is money. One time delay can have a negative domino effect on your schedule, which ultimately affects your budget. Rhode Island's size can be an asset when starting a … more
Linda Rossi, co-owner of Nettie's Kettle Corn LLC, was at a festival in Florida with her parents the first time she tasted kettle corn. "What's kettle corn?" she remembers asking her father when he told her to buy him a bag. After … more
SalesBrief is changing the way people think about sales and already making a splash in Rhode Island. SalesBrief grew in fall 2015 out of the incubation-like services offered through Figmints LLC, a Rhode Island-based marketing company. … more
When Whetstone Workshop launched six years ago, Isaac Juodvalkis was frugal, leasing space from another business, and putting all of the profits back into his own. He bought metal-fabrication tools every time he secured a new client, enough to get … more
Jennifer GiardIno and Jamie Sharp had worked together at a marketing agency more than 15 years ago, and hit it off. They remained friends, working for different companies. In November 2015, they launched their own creative-services company, … more
The pitch: Cartridge World is the leading global franchisor in the printer and printer cartridge consumable industry, with over 1,000 locations in 55 countries and growing. We provide a guaranteed, consistent, high-quality product and … more
The pitch: The mission of Massage Envy is to make customized massages, facials and relaxing therapies available to everyone. Years in business: Purchased initial franchise in August 2009 … more
A new wine bar on Dorrance Street in Providence is shaking up the capital city's popular foodie scene with its egalitarian management style. Fortnight Wine Bar, a workers' cooperative opened in December, is co-owned and operated by friends … more
1 What stood out to you most about the Rhode Island banking scene in 2016? The continued growth of banks, including the expansion of the branch network in the state. Additionally, the commitment to the Rhode Island communities was steadfast … more
If you want to know how to boost the Rhode Island economy, talk to Carol O'Donnell, who has thrived in a tough business sector, the construction industry. O'Donnell is president and owner of a diversified construction business triad: CRM … more
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