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NO STING: Beeline Loans Inc. co-owners Nicholas Liuzza, CEO, and Jessica Kennedy, general counselor, aim to simplify the home mortgage process by allowing people to complete it online. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beeline Loans trying to make mortgages process simpler

Getting a home mortgage shouldn’t be painful. That’s the premise of a new mortgage company, Beeline Loans Inc., which recently opened in Providence. Launched in February...
CAREER COACH: Charise Wilson, owner of employment-services company Workforce Ready Solutions, helps clients identify their unique skills and talents through self-created aptitude tests and career coaching. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Job-hunting service suddenly in demand

When Charise Wilson launched her employment-services company last May, the state hit record-low ­unemployment. Most of Workforce Ready Solutions LLC’s initial clients were not laid...
BY THE NUMBERS: Heart-rate monitors and a 3D body scan help trainer Nate Andrews, left, and Dr. Ram Yogendra, founder of ECA Wellness in Pawtucket, assess clients’ fitness needs. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

In fitness journey, ECA Wellness makes use of science

ECA Wellness LLC reflects founder Dr. Ram Yogendra’s scientific approach to fitness. Heart-rate monitors, a 3D body scan and other devices help Yogendra and trainer...
ONLINE OFFERINGS: TigerEye Gift Shop owner Ron Amore Jr. has closed his Warwick shop but is selling holiday gift baskets through his website and pickup system. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New gift shop stocked up with optimism

Ron Amore Jr. took a chance on opening his own gift store, something he’d always wanted, and launched TigerEye Gift Shop LLC in early...
PLASTIC-FREE: Ana Duque is the owner of Green Tenderfoot, a cleaning and beauty product refill station that promotes a low-waste lifestyle. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Green Tenderfoot is focus on letting very little go to waste

Ana Duque’s self-described “zero-waste journey” began when she was working for City Year in Los Angeles. In L.A., Duque found it fairly easy to cut...
COACHING COMPANION: Megan Gallagher is the founder and owner of Here to There Wellness, an online coaching program that launched earlier this year. The program is a companion to her Here to There Counseling business in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A therapeutic boost in your email inbox

As a licensed mental health counselor, Megan Gallagher finds herself revisiting certain topics often with clients. Realizing that some issues seem to be universal, Gallagher...
SPACE MAKER: Dave Counts is the owner of CoLab, a shared workspace in Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

CoLab is a shared experience

Work as a freelance web designer and photographer grew isolating enough that Dave Counts joined a coworking center. Four months later, after the original...
IMPROVED OVERSIGHT: Intus Care Chief Technology Officer Alex Rothberg, left, and CEO Robbie Felton were instrumental in creating a web-based app designed to cut costs and wasted time associated with home health care for seniors. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Web platform aims to make home health care more efficient

Robbie Felton grew up surrounded by senior citizens. He accompanied his mom, a geriatric social worker, on home visits. When she became the head of...
FORCES JOINED: Alicia Piazza, left, and Nicole Eller combined their strengths in social media marketing to form The Spark Social Inc. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Marketing merger was sparked by social event

Nicole Eller and Alicia Piazza were introduced at a networking event, and it didn’t take long for them to realize they shared a strong...
TAILORED CARE: Physical therapists Karl Busch, left, and Peter Dionisopoulos, owners of Dynamic Performance & Rehab in Johnston, opened their own practice so they can treat clients with more time and individual care. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

They’re the dynamic duo of physical therapy

A strong desire to work for themselves and treat clients with more time and individual care prompted Peter Dionisopoulos and Karl Busch to open...

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