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Small Business
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If you want to know how to boost the Rhode Island economy, talk to Carol O'Donnell, who has thrived in a tough business sector, the construction industry. O'Donnell is president and owner of a diversified construction business triad: CRM … more
For the bakery that specializes in multitiered wedding cakes, no disaster is worse than the dropped cake, followed closely by the crushed box and the smeared icing. A South Kingstown couple has created a small business that blossomed around … more
It was mid-March 2015 when Jeremy Duffy woke up at 5 a.m. to a text on his cellphone that showed two images of a burning manufacturing building in Providence. He was shocked. For the preceding eight months, the building at 498 … more
Mission: To develop and provide programs, services and support to our members by protecting their interests, promoting industry partnerships and providing education and leadership, such that members receive a definable value for their investment. … more
On April 25, then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump stood before a throng of supporters at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. He smiled and nodded as the crowd chanted his name. "We're going to bring jobs back to the country … more
Ruben D. Ogando and his brother Reymond were born in the Dominican Republic, where their mother made them learn to tailor growing up. Thirty-three years ago, Reymond started a tailoring and laundromat company in Providence. Ruben, who first … more
Nuway is based in Providence, but its ideas for safety are designed for motorcycle taxis in far-away countries. "We want to prevent people from falling off of the motorcycle taxis who are riding sidesaddle," explained Ayan Bhandari, … more
City officials recently toured the newly opened Red DWG Library, a co-working lounge for startups, entrepreneurs and consultants. more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
When Frank Ankoma immigrated to Providence in 1997, he says immigrant-owned businesses were hard to find. more
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