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TAX GUIDES: Anthony Scorpio speaks with Judith Giannini at Mullen Scorpio & Cerilli in Providence. The certified public accountants help small businesses apply new tax laws, such as the Qualified Income Business Deduction. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Deductions, depreciation are adding up for some small-business owners

Small-business owners in Rhode Island are taking advantage of tax credits and cuts first made available in 2018 but which are becoming more commonly...
CARD-CARRYING MEDIUM: ­Jessica Lee gives group and individual readings at her Newport business, Jessica Lee Psychic Medium. 

Ex-Fla. psychic saw a future in Newport

Jessica Lee instantly fell in love the first time she visited Newport. A then-Florida resident, she was in town for three days and already...
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Local restaurateur focus on affixing a signature dish

Signature dishes are any restaurant’s backbone. Steakhouses had better have a great filet mignon. Up and down the Rhode Island coast, the chowder, lobster,...
MEDICINAL USE: Lead grower Elizabeth Keyser explains growing medical marijuana plants with special lighting during a tour of the Curaleaf medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Ravena, N.Y., in August. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

Some Northeast states brace for battle over pot

A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast – it had already passed in three of the...
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Vito Buonomano, owner of Northeast Solar & Wind Power LLC, says most of the solar-power projects his company has been involved with have been on farms, including this installation at the Washington County Turf Farms in South Kingstown. 

Providence company started after owner took a shine to renewable energy

When Vito Buonomano saw the 2006 climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” he felt compelled to act. So much so that he upended his career...

Niceties feed your sales

Too many salespeople find themselves running on fumes when it comes to prospects. “I get up every morning and ask myself the same question:...
DRAFT PICK: Jeremy Ruff, co-owner and head brewer at LineSider Brewing Co. in East Greenwich, says the Rhode Island Brew Fest, which LineSider participated in last year and will be again this month, exposes the brewery to new customers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

A chance for R.I. brewers to show off their uncommon craft

If the crowds are lucky at this month’s Rhode Island Brew Fest, they’ll get the chance to sample Crooked Current Brewery LLC’s chocolate milk...
WARRIOR SKINS: Dana Paul, left, CEO of Ritual Motion in Warwick, and Fred Tindall, director of production, show off the company’s new gloves to help competitive video game players prevent injuries from repetitive hand motions. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

For R.I. company, glove is a great fit for gamers

Dana Paul was watching a video game with his kids last year when he realized how crucial repetitive hand motions are to gaming. Knowing...
TUNI SCHARTNER has been hired as executive director for Venture Cafe Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Schartner hired as executive director of Venture Cafe Providence

PROVIDENCE – The woman who helped transform a historic schoolhouse in Newport into a technology incubator and coworking space has taken the helm of...
SEAL OF APPROVAL: Jeff O’Brien’s company, Fish’n Tales Adventures, has started offering seal tours on his boat, the Northeastern, allowing passengers to get a close look at harbor seals on rocks along the North Kingstown waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. company giving tourists close up view of seals

Fish’n Tales Adventures started four years ago with a focus on quintessential Rhode Island experiences – lobstering and saltwater fishing. This year, it’s moved on...
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