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Small Business
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It turns out, strange as it sounds, that sharks like nuts. Who knew? That was good news in 2013 for three Providence-area entrepreneurs who were building a business that makes and sells high-protein nut butters, almond butters and protein powder. … more
Beta Group Inc., of Lincoln, started small – with three employees in 1982 – and it has continued to grow, taking a leap, for example, in mid-2012, when it acquired the landscape architecture firm Gates, Leighton & Associates, which became a new … more
A South Kingstown-based environmental research firm founded in 1979 by four University of Rhode Island scientists was boosted into a gigantic new sphere when it became part of a global firm based in the United Kingdom. In late 2011, the … more
Fresh ideas for bringing the beauty and serenity of aquariums into peoples' lives are always flowing at Something Fishy. The business, founded in 1993 by CEO Kurt Harrington as an outgrowth of his youthful aquarium hobby, has shifted focus … more
The second decade of the 21st century has been good to the 170-year-old Palmer Spring Co. in Providence. Ryan Palmer, a member of the founding family and a worker with the company, said Palmer Spring is "stable," with a positive sales trend in the … more
Now that the Rhode Island Foundation has created a road map to boost opportunities for small-business success in the Ocean State, who will step up to follow it? On Feb. 14, the foundation published "Rhode Island Small Business Supports," … more
NONPROFITS HOPE & MAIN, Rhode Island's first food-business incubator, is a "center of gravity" for local food, said Lisa Raiola, founder and president. Believing that homegrown food processing and related businesses could … more
(Updated 12:49 p.m.) While trying to devise a more effective way to communicate with their son, Austin, Jarrid and Sylvia Hall came up with the business idea for Dinner-x-Change LLC. The mobile- and computer-based software allows children to take photos and … more
Heading to new destinations to learn about local culture is nothing new in travel. But in recent years, the rise of experiential travel has encouraged communities and business owners to immerse visitors in their experience. Instead of … more
On Tuesday the Rhode Island Foundation announced the results of a report that analyzed the state’s small-business support capabilities, identified weaknesses in the business ecosystem and suggested opportunities for improvement. more
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