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James "Bud" Heaton was a teacher-turned-contractor in 1992 when he switched careers for a second time, seeing an opportunity in anchors, waterproof paint and nylon rope. The veteran sailor and boater knew that Newport's only marine-supply … more
The pitch: Mathnasium is a math-learning center where we assess each child's math abilities, prepare or create an individualized learning plan and then work individually with that child to catch up, keep up or get ahead in math. … more
Alex Marszalkowski started a business this year that combines two aspects of his work life. He's a real estate attorney, employed by Paolino Properties in Providence. He's also a farmer, part of a family that has run the 200-acre Adams Farm in … more
Vincent J. Confreda, the third of four generations of his family to manage the family's 93-year-old Cranston farm, makes the hand-off of the business from one generation to the next sound almost simple. "I stepped in as my father started to … more
Roy Nascimento has served Massachusetts’ South Coast business community for more than eight years as president and CEO of the Greater New Bedford Chamber of Commerce. more
Two Rhode Island businesses, D&E Concrete Solutions LLC and Prisere LLC, were among 102 winners of The American Small Business Championship sponsored by Score and Sam’s Club. more
As a 14-year-old teenager, Ava Anderson became concerned about chemicals in personal-care products she and her family used. She got rid of the products but didn’t stop there. In 2009, she formed Ava Anderson Non Toxic with her brother, Frohman, and their mother, Kim. Anderson, pictured above, is now a student at Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass. And her direct-sales business employs 45 people in an East Providence manufacturing center that produces 11 different types of products, including for skin care. more
When Justin C. Hoffler was in middle school he cut a deal with his parents: straight A's on his next report card and they would buy him an all-terrain vehicle. Hoffler hit the books, got the A's and rode into his seventh-grade summer on a … more
A great many business owners talk about the importance of customer service. But few have actually succeeded in building a business that’s truly service oriented. more
White Cross Pharmacy began in the Depression era as a family-owned store, and has matured into a third-generation business by knowing when to abandon old ways of thinking. more
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