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Lisa J. Raiola is founder and president of Hope & Main in Warren, Rhode Island's first culinary business incubator. She's also vice president of institutional advancement at Roger Williams University. Raiola, who lives in Bristol, conceptualized … more
The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. recently made loans totaling $759,000 to two Rhode Island small businesses, which are slated to create 11 new jobs. more
Citizens Bank last week launched a new business checking account service, claiming a quarter of all small business owners comingle company and personal finances. more
1What is Buy Local RI and how is the Rhode Island Foundation involved? Buy Local RI is a campaign to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at local businesses. We strive to build a strong economy and vibrant community by promoting locally owned … more
People head into coffee shops to surf the Web, why not to stitch a pillow? That was the thinking behind a new business in North Providence, Whipstitch Sewing Café, which combines hot coffee with sewing machine rentals. You can sip as you … more
The couple loved certain wines made by small, family vineyards from Long Island to upstate New York to Napa Valley. But those labels could not be found on Rhode Island retail shelves or restaurant menus. So Jesse Sgro and Anne Sage opened a … more
A new “buy local” campaign, dubbed “Indie Week,” runs Wednesday through July 7, providing special discounts from participating businesses. more
One of the earliest Providence landmark restaurants is closing its doors. Rue de L’Espoir, on Hope Street for 39 years, will serve its last meals on Aug. 9, proprietor Deb Norman announced Monday. more
The political purpose behind the proposals to combat gun violence that Hillary Clinton introduced last week may be to outflank her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. On this issue, he's been a shrinking violet. But … more
In the past 10 years, it's been fascinating to observe the lack of "Internal Service Agreements" between marketing and sales. There seems to be a turf war without clear alignment on objectives, strategies and metrics to measure success. To … more
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