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A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
The business name Top This! Fire-Grilled Pizza Crusts is both a challenge to competitors and an invitation to consumers, owner Roger Dwyer says. more
Unpredictable weather, changing fish populations and federal regulation continue to challenge the region’s commercial-fishing industry. But the business of supplying that industry remains strong for family-owned Reidar’s Trawl Gear and Marine Supply, which expanded to a 21,000-square-foot New Bedford building last July. Above, owner Reidar Bendiksen, left, and son Tor Bendiksen, chief operating officer; with employees Meghan Lapp, front, and Sarah Fortin. The women are building a groundfish net. more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development. more
In the late 1980s, when Erik Warner became a part-owner of TJ Russell Supply, the future looked bright. more
My company, Mereco Technologies, a manufacturer of custom-formulated materials for electronics applications, has been a fixture in the Rhode Island small-business landscape since 1960. Over those 54 years, the company has always provided generous health care benefits for its employees. more
Whether it feels like it or not, the long-awaited economic recovery has begun! more
Nordic Technology Group, a company that has developed software that uses 3-D motion sensors to identify and alert caregivers to changes in patients’ behavior, was named the top winner in the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition at a live event held Thursday at The Garage. more
The Slater Technology Fund will invest an additional $100,000 in local e-commerce technology firm Absolute Commerce, bringing Slater’s total investment in the company to $350,000, Slater announced Tuesday. more
From the boom years of the 1990s to the Great Recession, Bristol’s TJ Russell Supply has relied on customer service to help it stand out from competitors. “That’s sort of our niche – that personal service,” said owner Erik Warner, pictured above. “[We] take pride in finding the best, most economical solutions for [customers’] supply needs and we like to do it on a personal level.” The wholesale cleaning-supply business, now in its 43rd year, offers approximately 5,000 different products. And most of its business is still done by what some would consider old-fashioned methods – through email, phone and fax. more
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