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From yacht repairs done from the back of his truck and the family basement, Bill Munger built Conanicut Marine Services Inc. in Jamestown over four decades. Begun in 1974, the business now also includes a marina, boatyard, ship’s store and ferry service. And though the Great Recession took a financial toll, Munger, pictured above with his wife, Marilyn, sees hope for expansion, including adding a climate-controlled storage shed and possibly a third boat to his ferry fleet. more
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has begun accepting applications for its next incubator and accelerator sessions for early stage social enterprise entrepreneurs looking to combine a traditional business with the public problem-solving goals of a charitable or social-service organization. more
Having invested all of its existing capital, Betaspring has decided to wait until spring 2015 to launch its next startup accelerator session as it seeks to raise new funding and focus on its current portfolio. more
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is bringing business owners, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and government officials together during the eighth annual “We Mean Business” expo on Sept. 3. more
Founder and President Bill Munger started Conanicut Marine Services Inc. by doing yacht repairs from the back of his truck and in the family basement. more
From modest beginnings – a small space in the back of Galapagos Boutique where guys could find a refuge from clothes shopping – Dave’s Coffee has turned into a major Rhode Island brand. more
The R.I. Small Business Development Center is getting back into motion after six months of restructuring as a result of its move from Johnson & Wales University to the University of Rhode Island. more
Cox Business and Inc. Magazine will host the business pitch competition, Get Started RI, for the second time in the Ocean State. This time, Cox Business is upping the ante by doubling the prize to a $10,000 technology package. more
Brand building once focused primarily on five “Ps”: product, package, position, price and promotion. But in a world of seemingly limitless consumer choices, the old rules just don’t work anymore. Brand building today requires that you react to customers in real time and employ something called “brand democracy,” where users help decide the characteristics of your product or service – often via social media interaction. more
Betsey A. Purinton, 64, the managing director and chief investment officer for StrategicPoint Investment Advisors in Providence, is 13 years into her latest career – and still growing. more
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