Entrepreneurship

RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 50 on WalletHub's 2019 Best and Worst States to Start a Business rankings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

WalletHub: R.I. worst state in U.S. to start a business

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked as the worst state in the nation to start a business, according to a WalletHub report Monday.The report considered...
GENOMIC MAPPING: Dr. Barrett Bready is the owner and founder of Nabsys, a bio-science company in Providence that does genomic mapping. The company is planning to put its high-definition DNA mapping instrument up for sale on the commercial market later this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nabsys offers new view of DNA

Figuring out better ways to read and analyze DNA, the so-called building blocks of life, can be a tricky business.But if such a product...
COSMETIC MEDICINE: Anti-Aging & Laser Institute opened in Providence in February. Owner and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Irving Restituyo is pictured with Executive Director Cindy Lang. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where age is just a number

Those interested in cosmetic medical procedures have a new option in Providence.Anti-Aging & Laser Institute opened at 117 Wickenden St. in February. It offers...

Prepare now for uncertain tomorrow

Even after years of success, business leadership is a continuing adventure.Strategic business owners know where they want to go. But as they look around...
BRANCHING OUT: Barbra and Michael Perry, owners of Blades Small Engine Repair in Taunton, used to run their mobile small-engine-repair business from home but this year opened a shop and showroom in the city.
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Blades’ repairs cut above

Barbra and Michael Perry had already built a solid customer base in the Taunton area by running their mobile small-engine-repair business out of their...

Internet is everywhere, but U.S. jobs that support it aren’t

The internet was supposed to render geography irrelevant. But the corporations that dominate the internet have turned out to be remarkably concentrated, geographically speaking....
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

If you believe in yourself, stick to it and your perseverance...

Charles A. Donadio Jr. | Rhode Island Fast Ferry Inc., Atlantic Wind Transfers presidentGrowing up in Narragansett, I have been very fortunate to be...
COMBINED TALENTS: Mary Gervais, left, and Cindy Bogart are owners of Artisans List, an online directory and magazine that focuses on traditional home restoration, craftmanship and farm-to-table resources.
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Where to find home project pro

As a former editor with Better Homes and Gardens, Cindy Bogart has an eye for the traditional and sustainable when it comes to home...

SBDC to open satellite office in East Providence City Hall

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Small Business Development Center will have a satellite office at East Providence City Hall to host office hours for...

HarborOne Bank awards $15K to Small Business Pitch Contest winners

MANSFIELD – Two small-business entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $15,000 in prizes during HarborOne Bank’s fourth annual Small Business Pitch Contest on June...
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