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Small Business
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When Frank Ankoma immigrated to Providence in 1997, he says immigrant-owned businesses were hard to find. more
Many of Rhode Island's minority groups are growing, but the value of state contracts with minority business enterprises, known as MBEs, isn't keeping up. "It's not a secret minority [groups] have been growing at an accelerated rate," Oscar … more
Gerardo Reyes loves coffee. "Everything started with loving coffee – I'm addicted," said the owner of Chikondi Café on Dexter Street in Central Falls. A Guatemalan native, Reyes moved to Providence when he was 20. For the past 12 years … more
Immediately after opening Videology Imaging Solutions Inc. in 1995, Carol Ethier said she often had requests to build cameras – but she had designed the business to do and be so much more. The video, image capture and display technology … more
The pitch: Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to change your body. Years in business: 4 Employees: 22 Cost to obtain franchise: $154,500-$282,000 … more
The Rhode Island branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration held its 2017 Small Business Economic Summit Friday at Bryant University in which small business owners, led by local economic, community and government experts, gathered to discuss major issues faced by companies in the Ocean State. more
Eva-Marie Mancuso, a former state Board of Education head, knew that childhood poverty was affecting the self-esteem of students in Rhode Island schools. Together with her longtime friend and fellow attorney, Marianne M. Baldwin, she opened … more
Marni Maclean-Karro knew when she opened her baked dog-treats business that Rhode Island pet lovers would spend disposable income on her wholesome treats. What she didn't realize was how much she'd enjoy creating cakes and pastries that … more
Jr Neville Songwe, principal of Joneso Design, is also executive director of Urban Ventures Inc., a state-funded, nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship assistance to the general public and small businesses through education, training and … more
Danny Warshay is shaping Brown University's strategy on entrepreneurship. The 1987 Brown graduate is the founding executive director of the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at the school. He has taught entrepreneurship at … more
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