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One Last Thing

After getting a finance degree from the University of Rhode Island and working for Xerox for about a dozen years, Andrew Coutu became a serial entrepreneur. R&D Technologies Inc., which he started with his son Justin about a decade ago, is his fifth company since 1983. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

3D printing is more than promise, it’s here and fun now

Andrew Coutu | R&D Technologies Inc. founder and CEOBefore R&D Technologies, I had two companies that failed and two that were sold successfully. I...
Inspired by a physical therapy experience for an injury that kept him from playing basketball his senior year of high school, Michael Nula has built Elite Physical Therapy from one office in 2002 in Warwick to nine offices in the region. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Expand your business with purpose

Michael Nula | Elite Physical Therapy founder and CEOSince our founding, we have stuck to five key commitments that have kept our balance, focus...
Before founding Luca + Danni and continuing a long family legacy in the jewelry business, Fred Magnanimi spent 12 years working in the finance industry, including as a partner in a hedge fund and head of a business development group for Citigroup. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tragedy can produce your finest moments – embrace them

Fred Magnanimi | Luca + Danni founder and CEOGrowing up, my father was always my hero.He was a successful entrepreneur, a dedicated family man...
Daniel A. Harper has been growing Siren Marine LLC into a must-have for boat owners for more than a decade. It is a way to monitor your boat when you are away from it and avoid major catastrophes from sinking one of your most significant investments. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Create solutions that address real problems

Daniel A. Harper | Siren Marine LLC CEOWe’ve all heard stories of startups that grow into giant global companies. Siren Marine is not a...
Following two decades at Bank of America/Fleet Financial Group, Douglas E. Scala served as an executive at The Hudson Companies. In 2014 he joined Webster Bank and is responsible for commercial banking in the region. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Failure can be inspiring, and success should be shared

Douglas E. Scala | Webster Bank regional president for southern Massachusetts/Rhode IslandHow do you find the leaders of tomorrow?At Webster Bank we’re not only...
Katie McDonald, founder and CEO of bnourished, is a self-care strategist who coaches others to make the thoughtful, deliberate choices it takes to become the people they want and deserve to be. Her work includes private concierge coaching, and presentations to corporations and organizations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Be a human being, not a human doing, for full health

Katie McDonald | bnourished founder and CEOI had the “human doing” part down. It was the “human being” part that proved to be so...
Using big-data analysis, for more than two decades XBInsight Inc. has helped many Fortune 1000 companies in 41 industries around the world develop employees, create high-performing teams, hire the best talent, integrate workforces, plan for succession and more. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Keep searching for fulfillment

Kathi Graham-Leviss | XBInsight Inc. founder and presidentI don’t think that there was ever a time in my life where I wasn’t described as...
Installed as the president of Rhode Island College in 2016, Frank D. Sánchez came with a reputation for innovation and commitment to students, most recently as vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Learn to separate must, should, might, won’t

Frank D. Sánchez | Rhode Island College presidentMaking decisions is a part of everyone’s job. I have found that most choices, from the mundane...

Nine years ago, Bill Horgan’s father handed him the reins to the family business, Debug Pest Control. Bill says he loves it like a third child, although he knows it’s a business. It has grown 300 percent since he took over. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Take small steps to create a culture of caring

Bill Horgan | Debug Pest Control presidentLike many new business owners, when I took over the company, I was focused on growth and the...
Shannon Hughey Cornicelli opened her first gym in Rhode Island with 10 members in 2008. Today she owns three 10,000-square-foot gymnastics facilities and is developing a custom athletic apparel business, as well as managing events. / PBN PHOTO/Rupert Whiteley

Dream big and keep believing and you will succeed

Shannon Hughey Cornicelli | Pixie Dust Inc. president, and Dream Big Gymnastics and Ninja ownerIt’s great to have big dreams, but many businesses fail...
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