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Bill and Linda Bohmbach demonstrate a stair lift in the showroom at their Portsmouth company, Home Healthsmith. In two years the company – which provides adaptive mobility equipment – has grown from a home-based business to a 5,000-square-foot facility with five employees. That growth earned the Bohmbachs the Newport County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. more
Peter Pritsker, the founder and owner of the Providence Diamond Co., says consistency in quality is what has helped the jewelry store thrive for more than two decades. more
Business owners and entrepreneurs just starting out often face major challenges trying to “scale” the business once they achieve some initial success. Going from one person to many, from “do it all yourself” to delegating responsibilities, and from minimal-tech to major tech, can severely tax your resources, cash, patience and business know-how. more
It’s no accident that most cardboard cereal boxes lined up on the shelf in your supermarket are exactly the same size and shape, their edges trimmed to the millimeter. more
Tomas A. Avila knows how to help businesses get off the ground. He was a member of the R.I. Small Business Development Center for years, specializing in assisting Latinos move their ideas into business plans through programs that included Primer Paso, which received the Association of Small Business Development Centers’ 2007 ASBDC Rhode Island State Star. more
Roger Williams University senior Willem Delventhal last summer decided to say farewell to a friend in a quirky, unconventional way, which turned into an award-winning business idea. 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
While most articles on negotiating focus on tactics during negotiations, less attention is paid to preparing yourself before negotiations ever get underway. This negotiation “advance work” is just as important as what you do in the negotiation itself. more
There are businesses, even in the 21st-century United States, built on the sales of bound volumes of printed paper from shelves in old-fashioned, bricks-and-mortar shops. more
Thanks to the explosive growth of mobile search (which commands cheaper ad rates) and competition from social sites such as Facebook, the cost of Google search ads has been dropping a bit. That’s good news for small business. more
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