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(Updated 12:22 p.m.) A business incubator created by state law is at risk of shuttering due to a lack of support from the legislature that fashioned it. Urban Ventures, a legislatively created incubator based in Providence, was originally formed to support … more
Linda and Bill Bohmbach, married co-owners of Portsmouth-based Home Healthsmith LLC, founded the business because they wanted to empower people with the mobility and safety to age comfortably in place. What started first as an idea and a … more
Little changes can have big consequences. Just ask merchants along a number of Providence's most important retail corridors. When the city looked at installing parking meters along Wickenden Street, the merchants' association there fought … more
Merger and acquisition SPECIALISTS say there are windows in the market and economy during which business owners can realize the most value from selling their companies. And the window has been open for a few years now, as private-equity … more
After more than a decade of lost focus and financial instability, Gayle Corrigan knew the Greater Providence YMCA needed new direction through dynamic leadership. Even though the nonprofit had assembled what the chairwoman of the board of … more
In awarding nearly $250,000 in Innovation Vouchers to five Rhode Island companies on Jan. 23, the state has made a prudent public expenditure. Some question the appropriateness of government "picking winners." But using that lens on these … more
Ruben D. Ogando and his brother Reymond were born in the Dominican Republic, where their mother made them learn to tailor growing up. Thirty-three years ago, Reymond started a tailoring and laundromat company in Providence. Ruben, who first … more
PROVIDENCE – The city is not the best place to start a business. In fact, it's the second-worst large city in the nation to start one, ahead of only Ontario, Calif., according to the latest study by personal-finance website Wallethub. … more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m., Sept. 21) Startup Weekend Education, a weekend-long crash course in entrepreneurship, is coming to Providence on Friday to take aspiring business owners from idea to startup in 54 hours. more
CEO (or equivalent): Jason Case, CEO and president 2015 Revenue: $29,063,732 2013 Revenue: $8,670,468 Revenue growth: 235% It's a fact of life in the Northeast: It may not be next week, it may not be next month, … more
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