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Michael Kapos’ grandfather used to drive the family station wagon door to door selling Table Talk Pies in the 1950s, until one day – in ’53 – he started bringing roasted ground coffee to sell along his route. Eventually coffee would become his livelihood, the livelihood of his son and grandson, and a thriving Pawtucket business. more
The Great Recession cut business in half at DiFruscia Industries Inc. – a blow from which it was difficult – but not impossible – to recover. more
Michael Nallen, the co-owner of Oceans of Pets, competes with corporate giant PetSmart, which recently moved within five minutes of his Diamond Hill Road store. more
Four of Secure Future Tech Solutions’ business clients were attacked within a month this fall by CryptoWall – malware that appropriates computer data and tries to extort a ransom for it, said company President Eric M. Shorr. more
When Ken Bertram, president of Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers, first heard that he was in contention for an entrepreneurial-excellence award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, it came as more than just a surprise. more
White Cross Pharmacy began in the Depression era as a family-owned store, and has matured into a third-generation business by knowing when to abandon old ways of thinking. more
Max Brickle, president of the Brickle Group, a holding company, oversees the trading and manufacturing of diversified textiles. more
A few steps up to a porch, an uneven threshold in a doorway or even a standard bathroom can be obstacles to living at home for the elderly, adults recovering from surgery or children with disabilities. There are other major physical challenges, such as the need to be lifted out of bed or to go up a full flight of stairs. more
Empire Prototype Inc. President Jason Enos picked an exciting time in the field of prototyping to go into business for himself. more
COFFEE IS THE SECRET WEAPON in many a morning routine. It's also the inspiration for a Rhode Island business that is using a coffee-based extract to power its natural skin care line. … more
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