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First it was VIP bottle service. Now it’s hookahs. more
While new construction has yet to recover from the end of the real estate bubble, home improvement is thriving for companies like Woonsocket’s Moonworks that have the skills and reputation to attract new clients. President Jim Moon, pictured above, started the company in 1993 with a single product, gutter guards. He’s since grown the firm, which now employs 90, and its services. Moonworks also does roofs, installs replacement windows and, most recently, energy-efficiency retrofits. Gutters, however, are still the main product, accounting for roughly half of current sales. more
Surviving its first winter was a struggle for Providence Painted Signs, admits co-owner Shawn Gilheeney. But survive it did and Gilheeney, a Coventry native pictured above, and his company have been busy this year on their biggest project to date, the interior and exterior signs for the renovated Arcade in Providence’s Financial District. The company, founded by three local artists, is becoming known for its use of traditional fonts and has a growing client list of about 50. more
Whether a box contains staples, Swiss army knives, wedding invitations or high-end credit cards, chances are good Taylor Box in Warren designed, crafted and shipped it. more
Daniel Shedd, president of Taylor Box Co. in Warren, is optimistic about the long-term prospects of HealthSource RI, the state’s new health-benefits exchange, and expects most small businesses will eventually use it to get insurance. more
As the digital world rushes forward with new developments, The Digital Ark continues to expand its offerings in areas such as interactive kiosks, to widen the geographical territory of its client base and to upgrade its infrastructure to accommodate the growing demand to serve as a repository for large, digital collections. more
The University of Rhode Island is one of the bidders proposing to host the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center when the contract for its current space at Johnson & Wales University expires on Dec. 31. more
Per capita, there may be more square feet of carbon fiber in Rhode Island’s East Bay than anywhere else in New England. more
Consumer spending on Small Business Saturday had cash registers ringing across the United States - up to a total of $5.7 billion, a 3.6 percent increase over the $5.5 billion in 2012. more
Custom-invitation maker Ladyfingers Letterpress is poised for rapid growth. more
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