Wild Things LLC, a provider of outerwear and tactical clothing for the military, is thriving today, but a year ago, the automatic budget cuts accompanying sequestration nearly destroyed the company, the firm’s CEO says.
Selling pagers from a small store in Randolph, Mass., 21 years ago, Ray Leung couldn’t have imagined the iPhone 6. Back then, phones had yet to become smart and the introduction of new models had not become global events.
When John Wood and his wife, Alexandra “Aly” Marks-Wood, bought property in Portsmouth, built a new 3,000-square-foot building and bought equipment to launch The Green Grocer, they had no way of knowing their new business would face the layers of challenges added by the financial crisis that became known as the Great Recession.
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.
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