Cars or nuts? When Peter Kaloostian arrived in Rhode Island from his native Armenia in the early 20th century, he was advised to stake out a future in one of those two then-high-growth, emerging markets.
A Habitat for Humanity house going up on a piece of real estate on Old North Road in South Kingstown near the University of Rhode Island may look like just one more realization of a dream for a family looking to put down roots in a place of their own.
Only about one of every 10 businesses started will reach a 10th anniversary and most failures happen within the first few years. Lots can go wrong: an ill-conceived business idea, poor planning or execution, bad business model, lack of capital, ineffective leadership and poor location, among others.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.