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Freight brokers Fred Deschamps and Eric Broomfield say they chose the word "beacon" as part of their company name three years ago to "shine a light" on an otherwise "shady" industry. "Our goal is to be a beacon in a sea of darkness," said … more
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
Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small-business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, an employee is 15 times more likely than a nonemployee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of theft losses at stores. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that nearly one-third of business failures are related to employee theft or fraud. more
Crouched by the curb with grease-stained hands and furrowed brows, cyclists know all too well the frustration of a slipped chain or malfunctioning derailer. more
Lending to small businesses through U.S. Small Business Administration programs is on the upswing in Rhode Island, thanks in large measure to the efforts of community banks, although a traditional SBA powerhouse is back on course in the Ocean State. more
Despite relatively strong growth in the number of women-owned businesses in the state, Rhode Island ranks near the bottom of the nation in the overall strength of that segment of the state’s economy. more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse is practicing what it teaches. more
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