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Bristol’s Dynamic Bicycles Inc. sees opportunity in the growing popularity of public and private bike-share networks. The company makes shaft drive systems that propel bicycles without a chain, potentially a major advantage for riders, such as tourists, not dressed in clothes designed for cycling. “It is an exploding market and one that benefits the most from chainless technology,” said company founder Patrick Perugini. Above, from left, Dynamic employees Justin Plamondon and Jaime Raposa, with owners Devin Kelly and Perugini. more
Assistant Manager Susan Wilson and Richard Guglielmo, owner of Tile Craft Design Center in South Kingstown, in the showroom. Guglielmo is holding a sample of Cambria natural stone. The company, founded in 1960, sells and installs tile, countertops and flooring. “We handle jobs from start to finish,” Guglielmo said. “Customers deal with one person and that’s me.” more
What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong. more
Two years ago, the Tile Craft Design Center got outbid on a job to tile a kitchen countertop in a Narragansett home. more
One way to convince a small business to move to Providence is to “bribe your boss,” a somewhat light-hearted – yet pointed – take on economic development that invites employees, by way of a new website, to send the boss’ contact information so movers, shakers and believers in the city can take the leader to lunch and “make driving back to the ‘burbs tough.” more
When President Ken Bertram, above left, and partners took over Cumberland’s Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers in 2007, a single commercial customer accounted for much of the company’s business. But the Great Recession forced a change in strategy to focus on high-end residential work that has helped revive the business and earn the company a 2014 entrepreneurial-excellence award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Also pictured is moulder operator Steve Langis. more
Negotiating is something that every business owner and entrepreneur does on a regular basis. Whether it’s a deal with a vendor, a client, an investor or superstar employee you’re trying to hire, negotiating skills come in handy all the time. more
Engineer Jim Crowshaw sits at a scanning electron microscope Lincoln-based Tanury Industries uses for many tasks, including reverse engineering and surface analysis. Standing is company Chairman Tom Tanury. The business began in 1946 plating jewelry and has expanded its capabilities to include gold-plating interiors of corporate jets and creating unique, durable finishes for eyeglass frames. more
Providence-based Care Thread says it has a secure way for surgeons and nurses to coordinate patient care on their phones and through social media, instead of outdated pagers. “We are a secure social network, connecting the care team to each other, so they can … bring the patient into the conversation,” said company President Nick Adams, above left. The company has developed a mobile health-records app that can be used to immediately notify doctors when a patient is admitted or discharged. Also pictured is Chief Technology Officer Andrew Shearer. more
Businesses will play an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness and recovery with the anticipated official launch this month of a public-private partnership called the Rhode Island Business Alliance, said Pete Gaynor, director of emergency management for Providence. more
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