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WILLIAM TRACEY, owner of TRAC Builders Inc., a general contractor and construction manager, says he doesn't want to limit the company to any one niche. Above, he stands in the bar area in the Dreyfus Hotel in Providence, which TRAC is rehabbing for AS220. /

Specializing in quality, versatility

At TRAC Builders Inc., experience comes with the job. The Johnston-based general contractor and construction manager, in its 12th year of operations, shuns the...
BRIAN JEPSON, a computer programmer, writer and editor, is applying his expertise to innovative projects in Rhode Island, including RI-WINs. /

Drawing on geek power to transform the Ocean State

Brian Jepson has gained a reputation as an expert on and a catalyst for digital innovation in Rhode Island. At O'Reilly Media, he has...
MICHAEL DAWSON, director of post production at Tango Pix, demonstrates the 'Action Blast' movie the company produced for Hasbro Inc. /

Local firms try to cash in on state’s film tax credit

Amid mixed reviews of the state's motion picture production tax credit, a few Rhode Island-based companies are reaping the benefits and using them to...

Business success today is a collective endeavor

The buzzword in economic development circles is collaboration. It is a recognition that the challenges facing new product or service development – especially for...
STUDIO 1011 builds trade show exhibits and other branding and promotional items that draw in audiences with humor, quirky features and interactivity. Pictured, from left, are owners Finn and Janie Yonkers and staffers Iain Lawson and Nina Williamson. /

Digital branding to engage clients

PROFILE: STUDIO1011 OWNERS: Finn and Janie Yonkers TYPE OF BUSINESS: Design firm LOCATION: 150 Chestnut St., Providence EMPLOYEES: 6 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2000 ANNUAL SALES: WNDStudio1011 is a design firm of...

<i>Use the business plan competition to hone your skills</i>

One of the most important documents that any entrepreneur can write is a business plan because, when done well, it conveys his or her...

Inventors warned of IP pitfalls

When Elizabeth Pierotti woke up with the idea of developing a retractable-coil cord for headphones, she had no idea the headache it would eventually...
THE BUSINESSES on the main floor of The Grant include co-owner J. Hogue's Highchair designhaus and several other design businesses, as well as a small art gallery. /

Designers come together in renovated mini-Arcade

The Grant, at 250 Main St. in Pawtucket, is helping artist Joanne Luongo realize her dream of operating a gallery that artists can rent...

Startup sees big market for PDF tools

David Durand, Abe Dane, Francisco Rosa and Anne Orens sit facing each other in the cozy, cramped attic of Durand’s East Side home. Blue...
ALAN TEAR demonstrates one RI-WINs application, a way to record public safety inspections using wireless technology. /

Financing is the next step for RI-WINs

The Business Innovation Factory is asking the state to guarantee $28 million in private loans to finance the R.I. Wireless Innovation Networks (RI-WINs) project,...
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