Entrepreneurship

MAKING THINGS HAPPEN: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, providing welcoming remarks at Thursday's Economic Outlook Breakfast, said her job in her second term will be to help sustain the economic momentum Rhode Island has been experiencing. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Economic Outlook Breakfast portends economic renaissance – and another Super Bowl...

PROVIDENCE – Those at Thursday’s Economic Outlook Breakfast by Santander Bank and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce may have come away thinking that...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 23 on the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. ranks in middle of the pack in Bloomberg Innovation Index

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 23 on the Bloomberg 2019 U.S. Innovation Index released this week. The organization said that Rhode Island had...
CONSISTENT GROWTH: Steere Engineering is a civil and structural engineering firm started nine years ago by founder ­Patricia Steere. It’s grown to employ 30, with $4 million in annual revenue. From left, Alison Steere, project manager; Patricia Steere, president; and Thomas Steere, 3D CAD specialist.
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Risk rewards Steere founder

In the business world, good things often happen to deserving people when they work hard and, perhaps most importantly, take a risk.For Patricia Steere,...
SWEET OPERATION: Kevin and Danielle Anderson opened Seacoast Sweets, a small chocolates-manufacturing and sales operation in Pawtucket, in September after purchasing the company and moving it from Newburyport, Mass.
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Seacoast sweets just the ticket

Seacoast Sweets is not Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory – it belongs to Danielle and Kevin Anderson.The couple opened their small chocolates-manufacturing and sales operation...

Small Business Saturday Shop RI returns Nov. 30

WARWICK – For the third consecutive year, Rhode Island merchants will be able to showcase their wares during Small Business Saturday Shop RI, set...

EforAll pitch contest applications due April 11

NEW BEDFORD – Entrepreneurship for All, or EforAll, is seeking applications for its next pitch contest, which must be submitted by Thursday.The event is...
THE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS COMPETITION has announced its 12 2019 semifinalists.

R.I. Business Competition announces 2019 semifinalists

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Competition announced 12 semifinalists for the organization’s 2019 competition Tuesday.The 12 selections were made from 68 applicants. The...
MOBILE BOOKS: Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins are the co-owners of Twenty Stories, a Los Angeles-born mobile bookselling company that opened a shop in Pawtucket in November.
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Getting a read on R.I.

For Twenty Stories LLC co-owners Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins, the mobile bookselling company they founded in Los Angeles is all about creating community.Both...
HOMEMADE BEGINNINGS: From left, store manager Brandi White with co-owners Steph and Jake Kopper at Shore Soap in Newport. The Koppers opened the shop at the suggestion of friends and family who were impressed with the couple’s homemade 12-bar batches of soap, which began as a hobby.
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Shore’s scents of luxury

For Jake and Steph Kopper, the entrepreneurial spark came from a gift of luxury soap.Interested in obtaining more but turned off by the price...
RHODE ISLAND officials are offering $2 million in grants as an incentive to those developing such projects in brownfields and carports instead of undeveloped fields. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KEN JAMES

R.I. initiatives offer millions in grants for solar energy developers

 PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island officials are kicking clean energy initiatives up a notch, offering $2 million in grants to developers of solar panel projects...
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