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Nathan Kuznar, 9, gets an unexpected visit from Spiderman on Oct. 8 at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Kuznar and other young patients at the Providence hospital received visits from outside their room windows from workers of Warwick’s Fish Window Cleaning. It was the second visit to the hospital by the workers dressed as superheroes. more
Kickstarter, the service whose name has become synonymous with crowdfunding, has simplified its rules and will cut down on vetting projects. This controversial move is designed to reinforce a truth the current money-oriented startup community keeps forgetting: If an idea is crazy and unfeasible, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be funded. more
If there were ever a business that grew naturally from the seeds of inborn talent, a passion for design and seizing life’s opportunities, Loren Hope Designs LLC is it. more
For Mari Anne Snow, knowing when to leave a company or abandon an idea that isn’t workable is as important as succeeding in an enterprise. more
New England Farm and Artist is part crafts store, part local organic-produce outlet and part art gallery – and it’s on the move, literally. more
For most small businesses – and especially startups, fast-growing firms and those facing the fiercest competition – operating at peak efficiency is vital. That includes finding and using the latest technology tools and solutions intended to make the lives of business owners, solo operators and professionals easier. more
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
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