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Library aiming to help build businesses

Providence Public Library was founded 145 years ago during a period that is now referred to as the Long Depression. Starting with the Panic...

Stepping Up: Weekly series highlighting entrepreneurs’ work against COVID-19 to debut...

PROVIDENCE – District Hall Providence and Social Enterprise Greenhouse are going virtual every Wednesday, offering stories on how entrepreneurs are aiding in the fight...
NEXT LEVEL: Divine Barre owner Ali Bramhall teaches a ballet-inspired exercise class known as barre at her Providence studio. She prides herself on the studio being welcoming and judgement-free. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Providence fitness student raises the barre

When barre took the fitness world by storm, Ali Bramhall was ready. The low-impact, ballet-inspired exercise class was a natural progression for the former-dancer-turned-certified-personal-trainer. After...
CREATIVE OUTLET: In her spare time, Krystal Amaral, a full-time attorney, makes and sells custom-designed jewelry through her Tiverton store, Created Purpose. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Tiverton shop a chance to display artsy side

Twisting wire into jewelry offered Krystal Amaral a creative outlet during her time in law school. Now an attorney, Amaral is still making jewelry –...

Center for Women & Enterprise names Martinez new R.I. director

PROVIDENCE – The Center for Women & Enterprise, a nonprofit that partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer services to women entrepreneurs,...
Dan Gertrudes founded GrowthLab five years ago with Steven Byler, now president, managing partner and chief operating officer. The Providence-based company works with startups on growth plans and this year hired several new staffers. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Create culture of risk-taking

Dan Gertrudes | GrowthLab Financial Services Inc.CEO and managing partner As business leaders, our goal is to generate growth and to continuously innovate. As business...
RAISING AND SECURING SEED MONEY currently is the primary goal of Providence-based Octane Venture Labs, a new "pre-seed" venture capital fund. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/SCOTT ELLS

Providence venture capital startup targets Boston-to-New York corridor

PROVIDENCE – The small but growing community of local firms and organizations devoted to supporting promising entrepreneurs has a new member: Octane Venture Labs. The...
VIRTUAL ­COMPANY: Leonora Valvo, founder and director of Warren-based Swoogo, coordinates a videoconference staff meeting from her ­computer.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

An education steeped in real-world challenges

“Often we fall in love with our own ideas,” noted Swoogo founder Leonora Valvo. “We need to spend the time to make others fall...
HOPE HOPKINS has been appointed program director of MassChallenge Rhode Island. The organization is now accepting applications for its 2019 accelerator program. / COURTESY MASSCHALLENGE

13 R.I. entrepreneurs chosen for MassChallenge business accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen "high potential" Rhode Island entrepreneurs are among 25 startups chosen for having promising ideas in different industries and they soon will...
THE DEADLINE to apply for the 2019 Rhode Island Business Competition is April 1.

Deadline to apply for R.I. Business Competition approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the 2019 Rhode Island Business Competition is 5 p.m. on April 1, the competition organization announced Monday. This...

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