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Small Business
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The pitch: The mobile bike shop that comes to you. Years in business: Since April 2016 Employees: One Location: Based in Tiverton, travels around state … more
How profitable is the gourmet doughnut? A new food-maker retailer will soon know. PVDonuts, launched two months ago, in late May opened its first retail outlet at 200 Allens Ave. in Providence, sharing the space with Sin Desserts, a specialty … more
There's a Haitian proverb that the author Tracy Kidder made famous: "Beyond mountains there are mountains." It's a metaphor meant to say that when you solve a big, challenging problem, another one presents itself. It's not the most sunny, … more
Designing, constructing and maintaining the outdoor features of residential and commercial properties call for an artistic eye, but also require an understanding of science and engineering. After 35 years of experience as a landscape … more
The pitch: We help people celebrate what's good in life. Years in business: Opened first franchise in 2003 Employees: 40 across five locations, plus additional seasonal help … more
Linda and Bill Bohmbach, married co-owners of Portsmouth-based Home Healthsmith LLC, founded the business because they wanted to empower people with the mobility and safety to age comfortably in place. What started first as an idea and a … more
Little changes can have big consequences. Just ask merchants along a number of Providence's most important retail corridors. When the city looked at installing parking meters along Wickenden Street, the merchants' association there fought … more
The spread of parking meters in Providence from the downtown business district into surrounding neighborhoods with popular business centers, including Wayland Square and Federal Hill, has unleashed a wave of criticism from small-business owners. … more
Roberta J. Fagan says people are sometimes surprised to see her, a woman, jump out of an Anchor Fuel Inc. truck when she's out on a delivery on Aquidneck Island. But raised eyebrows and trade stereotypes have yet to deter her from wanting … more
Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project. Instead, she and her friend co-founded what they thought would be a fun way for interesting women to network, for … more
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