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Small Business
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EAST PROVIDENCE – The state Department of Labor and Training has ordered Mancieri Flooring Co. LLC to pay $331,000 in fines and back wages for fraudulently filling out weekly payroll records and improperly classifying employees as independent … more
MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corporation – Sea Corp. – has received a contract to work with the Missile Defense Agency under the federal Small Business Innovative Research program. The $100,000 contract for phase I will … more
PROVIDENCE – New fees proposed by National Grid on wind and solar systems are raising the ire of renewable energy developers and advocates, according to ecoRI News. National Grid says the fees would offset costs of running and improving … more
When Warren-based, food-business incubator Hope & Main went live last October with 30 entrepreneurs, founder Lisa J. Raiola likened the experience to "giving birth to 30 babies." Over the past year, Raiola estimates more than 50 businesses … more
The latest power tool in the landscaper's shed has four legs and an insatiable appetite. Goats have become an increasingly popular choice for clearing ivy, vines and underbrush on farms, in parks and in residential areas, making them a … more
In 2012, Michael Brown sailed into the Pacific to see for himself what decades of ocean-tossed trash piles contained. The debris field, he said, was filled with plastics. "I went out to see it," he said. "Let me run my fingers through the … more
Saying no is tough. That's especially true when those doing the asking are offering help to those less fortunate. But that's exactly what some local nonprofits have to do during the holiday season. "When people ask, we do the best … more
When Todd Monjar and Collette Royer met on Match.com two years ago, they shared not only a romantic interest but an idea for creating a meaningful artistic startup. By May of the following year, Monjar, a photographer and entrepreneur, … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island joined other New England states in setting a goal of producing 50 percent of its food by 2060. It's an ambitious goal, since at present only about 1 percent of the food now consumed in the state is grown within its … more
Small businesses are usually too small to support their own tech staff to fix computers or software problems as they arise. Frank Anzivino, an IT specialist, opened his tech-support business, AnziTech, last August, with the goal of providing … more
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