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Jeshua Zapata is a Bryant University graduate who was named Rhode Island's 2013 SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year thanks to the success of Xzito, which he co-founded in 2004 with Juan and Jairo Gomez. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Alignment = success

In the past 10 years, it's been fascinating to observe the lack of "Internal Service Agreements" between marketing and sales. There seems to be...
President and CEO Gregory A. Woods joined AstroNova three years ago, ascending to the top job 20 months ago. Since then he has led the company through a major restructuring and now a name change. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

What’s in a name?

After 44 years of doing business as Astro-Med, on September 25 we changed our name to AstroNova. Why change our name after so many...
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association works to help the sector grow and prosper. But President and CEO Dale J. Venturini knows that for the industry to do well, each individual working in it must succeed as well. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success comes one rung at a time

A small percentage of the 65,000 workers who make a career in the state's hospitality industry arrive prepared to perform a specific job. Like...
Marc Streisand started Marc Allen Fine Clothiers 10 years ago because he thought Providence's creative culture deserved more than pinstripe suits, oxford shirts and khaki pants. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Invest in style for success

Looking your best is the ultimate investment in oneself. It sets you apart from the pack and lets others know you're here to play...
EPIVAX CEO Anne S. De Groot said "tregitope is likely to be an important new tool for clinicians who wish to improve the lives of patients."

Take time to listen

Our company has grown from the original three to more than 20 employees over the past few years, and that makes it hard to...
Rosanne Somerson is a furniture designer/maker, educator and RISD's 17th president. The first female alumna to lead the art/design school, she co-founded the Department of Furniture Design and was selected as president for her collaborative leadership style and informed vision. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Embrace complexity to innovate

I've often told students that the biggest creative challenge they will face is that of designing their own careers. And I remind them their...
ParsonsKellogg provides a turnkey solution to the corporate promotional products marketplace, from brands including Nike, TaylorMade/Adidas, Patagonia and Helly Hansen, offering sales, creative, operations, warehouse and decoration services from a single location. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Execution is everything

The dictionary defines "execution" as the act of doing or completing something to perfection. This is the PK Way at ParsonsKellogg. Mike Tyson once said...
Social Enterprise Greenhouse is a nonprofit network of more than 150 business and community leaders who have developed an ecosystem of services that support more than 160 "do well, do good" businesses. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Listen, partner, build

What we have created at Social Enterprise Greenhouse is a rapidly growing movement of people – entrepreneurs, businesspeople, academics, students, policymakers, funders – who...

Keep stakeholders happy

Dealing with large organizations or bidding in a complex environment or with state agencies is often a challenge because there are many different parties...
Karl Wadensten is a lean zealot. He is passionate about continuous improvement and never accepting the status quo. His tools are collaboration and basic problem-solving. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keep your ego in check

Check your ego at the door. That's easier said than done. You have to accept that you, as a leader, do not have all...

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