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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Entrepreneurship

Loan fund in search of borrowers

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took a victory lap of sorts recently, visiting three companies that have been beneficiaries of loans from the Providence...
FERTILE GROUND: Kenny Hsieh started his own solar-panel installation company after he realized Rhode Island is fertile ground for solar-energy businesses.
 / COURTESY KENNY HSIEH

Incentives spur Ocean State Clean Energy business

Kenny Hsieh hopes to cash in on Rhode Island’s burgeoning clean-energy industry. So far, he’s making a go of it, with some help from...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

Are you feeling more optimistic about your business prospects today than...

The most recent survey of small-business owners by the National Federation of Independent Business indicated in July that optimism has almost reached an all-time...
CASE SNOW MANAGEMENT was the highest-ranked of six Providence metro-based companies included in the Inc. 5000 list. Above, Jason Case, owner of the company. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

6 Providence metro companies make 2018 Inc. 5000 list

PROVIDENCE – Six companies in the Providence metropolitan area were named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, the magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing...

Rhode Island ranks low on small-business friendliness survey

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 48 in the nation for small-business friendliness in a survey conducted by Thumbtack Inc. and released Tuesday.In its...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth Associate Professor Tim Shea is developing a 'Food Finder' website and smartphone app to help southeastern Massachusetts residents find locations that provide food assistance. / COURTESY FOODFINDER.SEMAFOODSECURITY.COM

UMass Dartmouth professor creating app, website to help curb food insecurity

DARTMOUTH – A University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor is hoping to bridge the hunger gap in southeastern Massachusetts through a smartphone app and a...
THE JUNE 2018 CCI was measured at 83 - a nine point dip from May as well as from June 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

June CCI: R.I. ends 2018 second quarter well

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Categorizing the state’s second-quarter performance as ending on a positive note, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro measured the June...
ON THE RADAR: From left, Ronald Olf, quality manager; Chris Burch, vice president; and Donald J. Boyle, owner, look at some grounding posts at Jade Manufacturing in Warwick.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jade’s military parts can’t fail

Founded by Donald J. Boyle’s father after years in the textile and military-manufacturing industries, Jade Manufacturing has survived ups and downs in the state’s...
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...

Pranzi tent grows with new venture

After 21 years in the local catering industry, Lisa Mattiello, owner of Pranzi Inc., launched a new business – Pranzi Tents and Events in...
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