R.I. small businesses expanding reach through local collaborations

UNIQUE COLLABORATION: Viana Newton, left, and Katie Bouchard are co-owners of Providence-based beauty-products manufacturer PotionPVD, which has partnered with mobile coffee company The Nitro Cart to use its coffee beans in their beauty products. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
UNIQUE COLLABORATION: Viana Newton, left, and Katie Bouchard are co-owners of Providence-based beauty-products manufacturer PotionPVD, which has partnered with mobile coffee company The Nitro Cart to use its coffee beans in their beauty products. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
Once the hot water streams through, most people toss spent coffee grounds in the trash – but not Audrey ­Finocchiaro. “In my personal life, and in the company, we try to be socially responsible in any way we can,” said the co-owner of Providence-based mobile coffee company The Nitro Cart. Finocchiaro found a second use…

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