Tuesday, December 7, 2021


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AFFORDABLE ADVICE: Shaun Jones intends to cater personally to clients without expensive or hidden fees with his new venture Jones Fiduciary Wealth Management. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jones launches financial advisory firm with single-fee business model

Shaun Jones learned the value of money and how best to acquire it when his parents cut him off at the age of 13....
CUSTOM CURTAINS: Gloria Ayotte, owner of custom sewing business Interiors by Glo in Woonsocket, works on curtains for confessionals at Our Savior’s Parish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unexpected layoff leads Ayotte to pursue her passion for sewing, home...

Gloria Ayotte had an unexpected layoff last year from her job at a regional bank, one that forced her to think of what she...
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Mike Galoob, owner of Mythic Bike Works LLC in South Kingstown, repairs a bike in his shop. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Longtime cyclist peddles bicycles, parts, repairs

If location is everything, then Mike Galoob already has it all. His bicycle sale, service and repair shop, Mythic Bike Works LLC, sits feet away...
CREATIVE COLLABORATION: From left, Donna McCarthy, Denise Flagg and Sue Greco started Meraki Publications LLC in May 2020, which puts out The Bubblah, a magazine with content created by and for kids. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Three R.I. women launch new magazine featuring content for and by...

Denise Flagg, Sue Greco and Donna McCarthy all believe that a good education should be available to every student in the state, no matter...
HOMEMADE HONEY: Calvin Alexander opened Bailey Beattie Apiaries LLC after starting beekeeping as a hobby and expanding into 10 active hives in production. 

Beekeeper provides honey for Industrious Spirit specialty drinks

When Calvin Alexander was a young student in an agricultural program, he watched as a beekeeper, in short-sleeves and jeans, gathered a swarm of...

Lotus Noire provides ‘culturally competent’ medical services

Temperance Taylor’s mission stems from problems she has seen and experienced in medical treatment as a Black single mom and family nurse practitioner. Taylor recalled...
KEEPING TRACK: Justin M. Kim, left, and Michael W. Lai designed an app to help health care workers track their emotional and mental wellness. / COURTESY CRESS HEALTH

New app focuses on mental wellness of health care workers

Justin M. Kim and Michael W. Lai were in the process of developing an app that allowed users to log their most intimate mental...
COLLECTOR: Lazy Dog Antiquities owner Karen Amann finds most of her wares in yard sales, online auctions and on Facebook Marketplace.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New shop in Providence offers affordable antiques

Refurbished desks, chairs and home accessories are finding new life thanks to Lazy Dog Antiquities, an antique store that opened in June just off...
POOCH PASSION: Former graphic designer Aldo Abreu, left, now uses his expertise to groom pets after opening Chibi’s Choice Pet Grooming & Supply in East Providence with his wife, Megan, right. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Abreu combines passions for design and canines with new dog-grooming business

Aldo Abreu loves all things design and dogs. So, when the former graphic designer moved from his native Dominican Republic to Rhode Island seven years...
PROVIDING ANSWERS: Kate Naranjo launched the Bird & Bee startup last year to help women better understand their body when it comes to fertility, hormonal, postpartum and overall health.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Women’s health coaching service empowering clients

Kate Naranjo was going through her own challenges with women’s and reproductive health and didn’t feel as though she was getting the support she...

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