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Entrepreneurship

ROB AND LIBBY Armstrong take pride in the family tradition of Munroe Dairy but they also embrace innovation, such as setting up a company Web site. /

Historic Munroe Dairy has long family tradition

Twenty years ago, Rob Armstrong decided to paint one of his milk delivery trucks like a Holstein cow. When his grandfather saw the black-and-white...

It’s time for all small businesses to get online

Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) are reaping the rewards of the Internet more than ever. In a recent survey, SMB owners overwhelmingly said their...

Generations often pull in different directions

It is often said that you should not mess with a good thing – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In a family-owned business,...

Daughters take charge of fathers’ legacies

It’s an old and cherished pattern: The father starts a business, then grooms his sons to take it over, and they, in turn, pass...

Keeping businesses in the family <br>can be no small feat

Collette Vacations is the oldest tour operator in the nation, started in 1918, and one of the largest, with 581 employees and more than...

On Federal Hill, family is the heart of business

One couple leaves reciting all of the ingredients they now have to make traditional lasagna. Another asks about relatives with the DiCiccio name in...
ALLAN W. FUNG's father, Kwong Wen,  and mother, Tan Ping, worked hard at their restaurant so their children could have a better future, their son recalled. /

A path to the American dream – for the children

For years, immigrants with little understanding of U.S. law, custom and, frequently, without a firm grasp of the English language, have been staking their...

Family is family, but legal structure is key

An agreement locked with a handshake is an honorable way to seal a deal, especially when you are family. But when it involves business,...

Proposal to broaden R.I. sales tax<br> to services sparks criticism

The House Finance Committee last week heard testimony on a bill that would reduce Rhode Island’s sales tax from 7 to 4.5 percent, but...

Company size is largest variable in gay-union benefits

When gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Cynthia Butler said, there was initially a lot of concern in human resources offices about how this...
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