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Newfound appreciation for pianos fuels sales surge at Avery amid pandemic

Avery Piano Co. has been a fixture in Richard Hundley’s life since childhood. After his family immigrated to Rhode Island from Burma, Hundley made frequent...

Being an innovator can be learned

Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was America’s first female self-made millionaire. She pioneered a line of hair care and beauty products for people...

Nadelman’s sales skills help him overcome ‘rocky’ start to Patriot State...

Eric Nadelman has made a career selling storage. The Warwick resident sells IBM’s data software and hardware platforms. In March, he added a side hustle...
SLATER TECHNOLOGY FUND and RI Bio were allocated a combined $597,500 in federal grants for programs designed to aid health care startups in the area. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

R.I. orgs receive nearly $600K to boost health care startups

PROVIDENCE – Slater Technology Fund and RI Bio have received a combined $597,500 in federal funds to boost health care startup programs, the state's...
METAL CONVENIENCE: Rumen Dimitrov is the owner and manager of the first Metal Supermarkets store in Rhode Island. The store specializes in small-quantity metal distribution with no minimum order size and features more than 8,000 types of metal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Rumen Dimitrov

Franchisee: Rumen Dimitrov Metal Supermarkets | 177 Chestnut St., Warwick The pitch: Metal Supermarkets is like a convenience store for metal, where more than 8,000 types...
CONTINUED GROWTH: Jeffrey Wilhelm, owner of Infused Innovations Inc., has grown his technology consulting business by more than 330% in its eight years and hopes to continue growing at least 80% each year for the next three to five years. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Tech consultant helps clients adapt to working remotely and securely

Jeffrey Wilhelm has worked in technology consulting his entire career, looking to make it less transactional and more relationship based. And in the last three...

Grants from LCR, Tufts, Washington Trust to support hard-hit small businesses...

GRANTING AID: Lawyers for Civil Rights, Tufts Health Plan and The Washington Trust Co. have collaborated to provide $1,000 grants to minority- and women-owned...
Paul Harden / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Five Questions With: Paul Harden

Paul Harden | Newport area regional director, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center 1. Why did the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center create...
HOME OFFICE: Danielle Karsch serves as a virtual assistant for her real estate agent clients, helping to build their digital brand with creative content, drafting newsletters and coaching new hires. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Karsch’s goal is to provide virtual assist for real estate agents

Danielle Karsch did it all as an administrative assistant for her former real estate agents, from marketing to transactions, which led to unrewarding burnout...

Eviction stay fails to appease many

An eviction moratorium is available through the end of the year for residential tenants who file a simple declaration with their landlord, thanks to...

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