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Friday, September 21, 2018


Lt. Gov.’s Entrepreneurship Challenge finalists announced

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced the five finalist teams of the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Thursday.The challenge, which is a business...
A FEAST & FETTLE employee prepares a meal for delivery to clients stretching all across Rhode Island. PHOTO BY STACEY DOYLE / COURTESY FEAST & FETTLE

Local meal prep, delivery service launches online call for equity

PROVIDENCE - Identifying and securing capital is a well-known challenge for Rhode Island businesses, which is why Feast & Fettle Inc. looked to a...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Small Business Week Awards.

SBA accepting 2019 Small Business Week Awards nominations

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, the SBA announced Monday.Nominations are due...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Jennifer Wood, foreground, executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice, helps provide legal access for those who either cannot afford it or don’t know they qualify for it. Helping out are interns Sydney Anderson, left, and Tallia Akay. 

Legal Center helps those who need it

The legal landscape in Rhode Island changed several years ago, when a public-interest law center focused on the needs of families and individuals with...
DESIGNING DUO: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, right, owner and principal interior designer at Blakely Interior Design, with Bernadette Heydt, designer, in their studio in North ­Kingstown.

Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

What's the secret to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three children (one with special needs) and going to school at...

National Small Business Innovation Road Tour coming to Warwick

WARWICK – The National Small Business Innovation Road Tour will be in Rhode Island on Aug. 22 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, the R.I....
ON TUESDAY, the R.I. Small Business Development Center and Rhode Island Foundation announced a partnership to launch the Small Business Growth Hub focused on businesses operating outside the tech indudstry. / COURTESY R.I. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

RISBDC, R.I. Foundation launch non-tech-related Growth Hub

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new funding outlet for non-technology-related small businesses is now available to Rhode Island companies looking to grow, thanks to a...
AGGRESSIVE GROWTH: Adam Lastrina, co-owner of Knead Doughnuts, is pictured at the company’s newest location at 135 Elmgrove Ave. on the East Side in Providence, which opened in April. The company opened its first location in downtown Providence in December 2016 and hopes to open four locations within five years.

Twice is nice for Knead

Rhode Island got its first taste of Knead Doughnuts last year, and co-owner Adam Lastrina says that ever since, it’s been wanting more.And Knead...
NEW ADVENTURE: Wanting to venture out on their own, Bud and Karen McCann purchased the Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail location in Providence last year. The commercial printer provides mailing services and promotional items as well as creates signs and banners.

Franchisee: Bud and Karen McCann

Bud and Karen McCann Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail | | 102 Waterman St., ProvidenceThe pitch: Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail is a...
APPLICATIONS FOR the Social Enterprise Greenhouse's Health and Wellness Accelerator are due August 1.

Application deadline approaches for SEG Health Accelerator

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Health Accelerator is Aug. 1, the business incubator reminded Wednesday.The nonprofit's program begins...
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