Entrepreneurship

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,...

SBA pushes to revive tax credit

Small-business advocates and the U.S. Small Business Administration have made it a priority this year to persuade the General Assembly to reinstate the SBA...

Advisory council seeks $2.2M, training initiatives

The R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council last Wednesday released a wish-list of investments and policy initiatives it says could help turn Rhode Island...
ROBERT J. LEAVER, founder of New Commons, is a proponent of regional partnerships for food, transportation and other services. /

Selling ideas and a grand vision

A Providence firm focuses on sustainable economies and communitiesRobert Leaver wants you to think outside the box. Leaver, the founding principal of New Commons...

Ze-gen wins OK for New Bedford waste-to-gas test

BOSTON – The Mass. Department of Environmental Protection’s Solid Waste and Air Departments have issued conditional permits to Ze-gen for the construction of a...

Searching for the right customers

A Providence marketing firm specializes in pay-per-click advertisingWORKING PLANET MARKETING GROUP INC. www.WorkingPlanet.com TYPE OF BUSINESS: Paid search (pay-per-click) marketing firm LOCATION: 180 Elmgrove Ave., Providence OWNERS: Soren...

Memorial to test patient ‘portal’ for health records

As Dr. Charles Eaton sees it, electronic medical records could make a huge difference in many ways, but most of all, when put in...

Markland may sell its 82% stake<br> in Technest Holdings

WARWICK – Markland Technologies Inc., working to transform laboratory technology into real-world products, yesterday said it is "exploring strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value,"...
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Partners J. Hogue and Michael Lozano and are developing the former W.T. Grant Department Store in Pawtucket into a space for artists.

Artists racing ahead of city authorities

Projects run into barriers, especially to mixed useNearly two and a half years after starting renovations, Firehouse No. 13 last week finally got the...
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