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Helping organizations grow by building on their strengths is Marcia Cone’s forte. more
Most business owners and startup entrepreneurs know that their survival and success depends on maintaining a competitive advantage of some kind. more
BOSTON – An amendment to a Massachusetts law set to go into effect Jan. 1 could limit small wineries’ abilities to ship directly to retailers, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
Middletown-based Vizsafe is drawing on the age of social media to help improve public safety. Founded in 2012, company offers a Twitter-like app of the same name aimed at boosting community engagement, allowing smartphone users to upload photos and videos that could aid public safety efforts. Pictured above, from left, are Vizsafe employees Brendan Hanna, Debbie Lipsett, founder and CEO Peter Mottur and Patrick Hay. more
Maybe it’s just me, but several times this past week I’ve been frustrated by annoying lapses in service at businesses I frequent often. I was overcharged and promised a quick fix that never happened. I came to pick up an order and waited forever while the clerk helped someone else who’d come in after me. And in another case, my detailed explanation of how a split order should be handled seemed to mean nothing. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this month that the 2015 Rhode Island Economic Summit: The Future of Small Business will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at Bryant University, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more
Tired of constantly chasing after clients or customers? Are you relying too much on current clients to send new business your way through referrals? more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick is calling on companies to work to hire and promote more women and adopt family-friendly policies to help them thrive in the workplace. more
Ten years ago Rhode Island School of Design graduate Ed Forer was making vinyl banners in his parents’ basement and selling them on eBay. Today the owner and CEO of Blue Sky Group, pictured above, right, with company lead design engineer Eli Simon, heads a Warwick firm with a staff of 21. The company offers a range of business-to-business services in design and engineering, large-format printing, computer numerical control machining, fabrication, laser cutting and even Web development. more
Business owners, startup entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals are more active in social media than ever before. But some are making a big mistake by leaving LinkedIn off their high-priority list. more
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