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Small Business
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When Frank Ankoma immigrated to Providence in 1997, he says immigrant-owned businesses were hard to find. more
City officials recently toured the newly opened Red DWG Library, a co-working lounge for startups, entrepreneurs and consultants. more
The pitch: We make boating simple Years in business: Since 2009 Employees: 7 Cost to obtain franchise: $38,000 initial franchise fee; $140,000-$240,000 … more
Nine entrepreneurs celebrated the end of a 12-week Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) accelerator program recently at the Cultural Center, with four sharing a $15,000 award. more
In marketing, your first question should always be the same: Who is your customer? A shocking proportion of companies don't have an answer to this question, despite the fact that understanding your customer is one of the most fundamental principles … more
(Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series exploring the potential impact of the planned redesign/replacement of Providence's Route 6-10 connector.) more
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and its partner the U.S. Small Business Administration are augmenting its joint venture, Money Smart for Small Businesses, which provides guidance for starting and managing a small business. more
EAST PROVIDENCE – Thomas Parsons Kellogg III, president of ParsonsKellogg LLC, has been named Rhode Island's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. ParsonsKellogg, a distributor of promotional … more
Many of Rhode Island's minority groups are growing, but the value of state contracts with minority business enterprises, known as MBEs, isn't keeping up. "It's not a secret minority [groups] have been growing at an accelerated rate," Oscar … more
Gerardo Reyes loves coffee. "Everything started with loving coffee – I'm addicted," said the owner of Chikondi Café on Dexter Street in Central Falls. A Guatemalan native, Reyes moved to Providence when he was 20. For the past 12 years … more
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