Updated February 21 at 6:26pm
Small Business
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How profitable is the gourmet doughnut? A new food-maker retailer will soon know. PVDonuts, launched two months ago, in late May opened its first retail outlet at 200 Allens Ave. in Providence, sharing the space with Sin Desserts, a specialty … more
(Updated 3:43 and 4:38 p.m.) The R.I. Commerce Corp. board on Monday approved a new loan program designed to benefit small businesses, approving $5.4 million in state funds for four development organizations and three micro lenders. more
When small businesses with little collateral need loans, they often find it difficult to meet the lending standards of traditional banks. A new program administered by the Rhode Island Black Business Association hopes to open more financial … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
For the bakery that specializes in multitiered wedding cakes, no disaster is worse than the dropped cake, followed closely by the crushed box and the smeared icing. A South Kingstown couple has created a small business that blossomed around … more
It was mid-March 2015 when Jeremy Duffy woke up at 5 a.m. to a text on his cellphone that showed two images of a burning manufacturing building in Providence. He was shocked. For the preceding eight months, the building at 498 … more
Jr Neville Songwe, principal of Joneso Design, is also executive director of Urban Ventures Inc., a state-funded, nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship assistance to the general public and small businesses through education, training and … more
The idea that clients are looking for pieces to last a lifetime drives the design behind the leather wallets, bags, briefcases and general accessories handcrafted by Lotuff Leather. "Our clients are looking for slow fashion, not fast … more
Barb Finer, CEO of TechSandBox, a science- and technology-based startup incubator based in Hopkinton, Mass., talks about its recent pitch competition and how the incubator got started. more
A business logo is just a part of a company's marketing and branding effort, but in an increasingly digital and visual society, it can be as important as the company name. Artistic directors and marketing companies that specialize in logo … more
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